Saputo is investing up to $30 million into the expansion of its cheese manufacturing plant in New Mexico, US.
The expansion of Saputo Dairy USA’s Las Cruces operations will reportedly see the addition of 150 employees and is expected to have a total positive economic impact to New Mexico of $1.6 billion over the next decade.
“Southern New Mexico is expanding its manufacturing footprint quickly. The expansion of Saputo Dairy USA’s facility will create the jobs we need to diversify our economy and get people back to work as we recover from this pandemic,” said New Mexico Economic Development cabinet secretary, Alicia Keyes.
The state of New Mexico has committed $2.5 million from the LEDA job creators fund and the city of Las Cruces pledged $300,000.
The company has also qualified for a state Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) Grant and the Las Cruces Wage Plus Program, an incentive programme for hiring and paying employees above the median wage.
“The expansion of Saputo Dairy USA in Las Cruces with 150 new jobs demonstrates again that southern New Mexico has a skilled workforce and is a great place, not only to live, but for businesses to grow and expand,” said Governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Founded in Montreal, Saputo has operations in Canada, the US, Australia, Argentina and the UK.
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