Emmi Roth is breaking ground on a cheese conversion facility in Stoughton, Wisconsin, that will also become the company’s new US headquarters.
According to Emmi Roth, the site will add conversion capabilities, increase distribution capacity and create 100 local jobs.
Jordan Ehlen, Emmi Roth’s director of manufacturing, said: “The primary purpose of this facility is cheese conversion. Conversion is the process of taking cheeses from their original, larger form, and crumbling, shredding, or portioning them into their end form.
“Conversion allows us to provide different packaging options to customers and consumers based on their needs – which may be a cup, bag, chunk, wedge or other forms.”
The project follows Emmi Roth’s acquisition of the Athenos business in 2021, which created the need for more conversion and distribution capabilities.
Ehlen continued: “This facility ultimately allows us to be agile so that we can quickly react to changes and get our new cheese innovations to market faster”.
Emmi Roth’s current corporate headquarters in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, will remain operational until the building project is complete.
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