Friday, October 22, 2021

Agropur invests in Wisconsin cheese plant

Agropur is investing $168 million to build a new facility to accommodate increased production of cheese and dairy ingredients at its plant in Little Chute, Wis. 

It is the company’s second-largest investment in the United States.

“Having a new state-of-the-art facility in Little Chute will help us solidify our leadership position in the dairy industry,” said Doug Simon, president of U.S. operations at Agropur. 

“Beyond speed and efficiency, the new processes and equipment will provide greater flexibility and will allow Agropur to offer a broader line of products to meet our customers’ needs.”

The investment will increase the plant’s capacity from 300 to 750 million pounds of milk per year.

The 210,000-square-foot plant will be built just north of its existing Little Chute facility and will include a waste-water treatment facility that will generate energy.

The expanded plant is expected to be fully operational by early 2023 and will create 54 new jobs.