Timeline, Post-1968

1968-69 – Tillamook County Creamery Association reorganized as a producer cooperative

1969 – All small cheese factories in Tillamook County were closed; production shifted to the large factory north of Tillamook

1970 – Oregon established a statewide quota system

1987 – Oregon’s statewide quota system ended 

1987 – Warren McMinimee, long-time attorney for Tillamook County Creamery, died

1989 – Beale Dixon died

2000 – Tillamook County Creamery bought Bandon cheese brand in Bandon, Oregon

2001 – Tillamook County Creamery established the Columbia River Processing Plant near Boardman, Oregon

2002 – George Milne died

2004 – Tillamook County Creamery told its member farmers to stop using rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone), a decision upheld by the members in 2005

2013 – Boardman-area dairies supplied more than half of Tillamook’s milk

2019 – Tillamook County Creamery was sued for deceptive marketing practices. The case did not reach a courtroom.

2021 – Tillamook County Creamery earned a Certified B Corporation designation