Agropur has announced that it is building a new facility in Little Chute, Wisconsin, as it looks to boost its production of cheese and dairy ingredients.
The $168 million investment – which is said to be Agropur’s second largest in the US – will fund the construction of a new plant just north of Agropur’s existing Little Chute facility.
“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, US operations, 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.
“With this new plant, we’re increasing production capacity so Agropur can help its clients live up to their brand promises.”
With an area of more than 210,000 square feet, the new facility is expected to create up to 54 new jobs for local workers.
The project will also involve construction of a waste-water treatment facility that will generate energy, supporting Agropur’s sustainability efforts.
“The announcement of this significant investment highlights our commitment to modernise our asset base in both Canada and the United States and expand our cheese manufacturing activities in the US Midwest,” said Émile Cordeau, CEO of Agropur.
“It pursues the vision behind other major projects we have carried out, such as the Lake Norden plant, which has already reached record production levels in recent months.”
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