Prairie Farms is laying off 62 employees as it converts its Peoria milk production facility to a distribution center.
A company spokesman said the change comes due to changes in market conditions. Jobs will be eliminated in two phases, starting July 31.
Some workers, like truck drivers and administrative personnel, will continue to work at the facility. The spokesman said the move came after a "long and careful review of options," and isn't a reflection of employee performance.
The Peoria facility will receive daily milk shipments and other dairy products from other plants for distribution.
We’re living in unprecedented times when information changes by the minute. WCBU will continue to be here for you, keeping you up-to-date with the live, local and trusted news you need. Help ensure WCBU can continue with its in-depth and comprehensive COVID-19 coverage as the situation evolves by making a contribution.