US-based organic dairy firm Straus Family Creamery has moved to a new dairy production facility in Rohnert Park, California.
According to Straus Family Creamery, the new 50,000 square-foot creamery is larger and more modern than the company’s previous site in Marshall, California, allowing the company to significantly increase production capacity and introduce new product lines.
The new creamery will produce the company’s entire line of 72 retail and foodservice organic dairy products. A statement from the company claims that its previous site was capable of producing 20,000 gallons of fluid milk each day, and the new plant will double that quantity in the future.
Straus Family Creamery currently sources milk from 12 certified organic dairy farms, and also aims to expand its network of farmers following the move to the new facility.
Albert Straus, founder and CEO, Straus Family Creamery, said: “This is a huge step in our company’s history. This new facility gives us a greater focus on fulfilling our mission to sustain family farms and revitalise rural communities while creating a financially viable, replicable carbon-neutral farming model and sustainable food production.”
The company has also hired Doug Reid as vice-president of manufacturing operations and supply chain, to improve operating efficiencies throughout the production facility and help Straus Family Creamery achieve long-term growth.
Reid reportedly brings 30 years of senior leadership experience in operations and supply chain from a leading snack nut producer of California almonds and large global wine and spirits companies.
Reid added: “In order to grow our mission to sustain local dairy farms, this facility enables improved quality and process controls to deliver on future growth.
“This creamery also allows additional capacity to process more organic milk, producing premium organic dairy products to meet the demand in the marketplace.”
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