US: Dairy Farmers of America to build new plant
Dairy Farmers of America kicked off construction of new plant in Michigan
US co-op Dairy Farmers of America has broken ground on a new plant in Michigan that will produce ingredients.
The site in Cass City will manufacture whole and skim milk, as well as cream. The plant, which will cost US$40m, is expected to be completed next autumn. AT least 25 full-time jobs will be created, the co-op said.
"This plant will provide a local home for our members' milk, answering the growing need for Michigan plant capacity while building a base for value-added processing in the future," said Mark Korsmeyer, executive vice president of DFA.
A spokesperson said the co-op had yet to decide which value-added products could be manufactured at the plant.
"We're still exploring options to identify the business model that makes the most sense for our farmer owners," she said.
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