Berner Food & Beverage


Food Manufacturer Expands in Illinois, Adding 200 Jobs

Based in Dakota, IL since its founding in 1943, Berner Food & Beverage has since expanded its Illinois presence to include more than 500 employees, more than 285,000 square feet of manufacturing space and about 170,000 square feet of warehouse space.

In September 2017, Berner held a ribbon cutting for a $70 million, 195,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing operations—a project that involved the creation of more than 200 jobs.

The company, which manufactures shelf-stable dips, cheese, milk-based coffee and other beverages, partners with the local transit system to provide dedicated transportation, nicknamed the “Berner Bus,” which transports employees to and from work and pickup locations in Freeport, IL and Rockford, IL.

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