About Oak State


At Oak State, we’re proud of our history and the contributions we’ve made to the bakery industry since we opened our oven doors in 1956. Privately-held and centrally based in Wenona, IL, Oak State is known for taking an innovative approach to contract baking while consistently producing quality baked goods for our customers.

For over 50 years we have expanded our capabilities by continuously investing and focusing on three core areas – Our People, Our Processes and Our Products.

Inside Facility

Growing from 50 employees to 300, Oak State transitioned from producing Archway cookies to now running around-the-clock production capable of meeting the needs our customers require. Our Management team has a strong commitment to making Oak State the preferred contract bakery for large food companies. By offering full research and development support, the Oak State team works seamlessly with our customers to develop baked goods that are competitive and highly marketable. Learn more about the Oak State team and our commitment to our community.

Oak State’s modern bakery encompasses 200,000 square ft. of state-of-the-art equipment. Clean and well-maintained, our bakery has the capability of producing up to 80,000,000 lbs annually and the flexibility to add new lines of productions quickly. Oak State’s cookie enrobing line is one of the largest in the United States. We also have a wide-range of packaging options from individually wrapped to bulk packaging giving our customers flexibility and choice for marketing their baked goods.

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Oak State uses the highest-quality ingredients specially formulated with unique recipes for great taste and assured freshness. Our proprietary Shelf Life Extender™, developed in-house by our R&D team, helps keep cookies fresher longer. We are committed to ensuring consistency, efficiency and on-time production.

Learn more about Our Cookie Crumbs and Inclusions.

Learn more about Oak State’s Shelf Life Extender™

We encourage you to visit Oak State and learn how we can partner together to deliver the best in bakery products.