Chris Lusvardi,

DECATUR — The makings of what Tony Caccomo sees as a massive transformation in locally based food production and distribution are starting to be put in place.

Caccomo and a group of business partners are in the middle of creating National Foodworks Services in the former Brush College School at 575 N. Brush College Road in Decatur. They see the business succeeding partially because of its location surrounded by major manufacturers and rich farmland.

“We’re at the heart of food innovation in the entire country,” Caccomo said. “We have an opportunity right here. It’s smacking us in the face.”