The Greek yogurt company has created the largest yogurt making facility in the world in Twin Falls, Idaho. Its presence there has created other food-related jobs and has left a positive mark on its community.
In 2016, to accommodate its growth, Norwich, N.Y.-based Chobani invested $100 million to complete a 300,000-square-foot expansion to its manufacturing facility in Twin Falls, Idaho. Now totally 1,000,000 square feet, the plant (which opened in 2013) is said to be the largest yogurt manufacturing facility in the world.
Minimally populated Idaho means plenty of open space for raising dairy cows. That smaller population means only a portion of milk produced here goes directly to consumers. That leaves millions of pounds of liquid milk available to make yogurt, cheese and other dairy-related products.
The nimble cheesemakers at Westby Cooperative Creamery can make a dozen different conventional and organic products a day. They process cheeses, yogurts and other cultured dairy foods for private-label accounts, plus Westby’s own award-winning cottage cheese brand.
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi are on hand for the grand opening of a plant that manufactures Muller yogurt.
June 4, 2013
Muller Quaker Dairy, a joint venture between PepsiCo Inc. and Theo Muller Group opened a 350,000-square-foot state-of-the-art yogurt manufacturing facility in Batavia, N.Y., on June 3. The company is targeting LEED certification for the facility.
The Dannon Co. and McCarty Family Farms announced Wednesday, June 13, the initial accomplishments from the first stage of their new collaboration. The farmer is selling its milk exclusively to Dannon, which is processing it into yogurt at Dannon's Fort Worth, Texas, plant.