US-based milk producer Magic Valley Quality Milk Producers (MVQMP) has invested $20 million to expand the milk processing capabilities of its dairy facility in Jerome, Idaho.
Magic Valley claims that the expansion will allow the brand to process ultra-filtered skim milk, condensed skim milk, and cream, in addition to its production of raw milk.
The company says that diversifying its portfolio into processed milk is a vital step to maintaining growth.
The investment will pay for the construction of a two-truck loading area, new processing equipment as well as additional office and employee facilities.
Alan Stutzman, General Manager, MVQMP said: “The Board of Directors have approved a $20 million expansion project designed by Power Engineers and Dairy Industry Consultants with Petersen Bros.
“Construction as our General Contractor and Advanced Process Technologies, Inc as our main milk process equipment supplier. The project will take 12 months to complete, and we expect to employ at least 15 new employees.”
Mayor of Jerome David Davis said: “We’re happy to see Magic Valley Quality Milk Producers growing in their Jerome location. It’s a great compliment to the City as a whole when businesses expand at their current locations.
“They are a terrific company and we’re grateful for their investment in Jerome.”
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