There's a welcome change in the air for employees of Borden Dairy Co.'s Dallas milk plant. The company's new commitment to being a "people-first" organization means production is secondary to people, explained Chuck Lacy, plant manager.
The past year brought a sea of positive changes to Borden Dairy Co. The Dallas-based company welcomed a new CEO, Tony Sarsam, who boasts more than three decades of experience in the food industry at major companies that include Frito-Lay, Nestlé and PepsiCo, as well as a handful of other key executives.
Employees at Associated Milk Producers Inc.'s (AMPI) Sanborn, Iowa, plant might be seeing double, but that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with their vision. Instead, it’s a reflection of a recent expansion that doubled the facility's cheesemaking capacity.
You won't find any fancy-looking equipment at the creamery operated by Phoenix-based Danzeisen Dairy LLC. Tucked into a mixture of farm, industrial and residential properties in Phoenix's Laveen neighborhood, the creamery relies on retrofitted vintage milk processing equipment, much of it from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, and all of it from U.S. manufacturers, to produce its craft dairy products.
As the company prepares to build a new processing facility, one that will more than double its current 16,000 square feet to approximately 40,000 square feet, it is working to maximize production rates and efficiencies at the Marshall, Calif., plant in which it has been operating since the company’s inception in 1994.
Clover Sonoma’s four brand-new 50,000-gallon stainless steel milk silos hover over the landscape in Petaluma, Calif. Before entering the dairy plant, one can get a window – literally – into the operation.
Maryland's Kilby family has been farming for 100 years. To position itself for success into the next century, it built a dairy processing plant that bottles milk and churns ice cream under the name Kilby Cream.
Crystal Creamery of Modesto, Calif., is the No. 1 milk brand in Sacramento. It aims to make its Humboldt brand a national player in organic ice cream. For CEO Frank Otis, managing two brands can be ‘tricky.’
Modesto-based Foster Farms Dairy, founded in 1941, knows a thing or two about names and brands. In 2007, it acquired Crystal Creamery of Sacramento, which traces its roots to 1901. Two years later, Foster acquired Fortuna-based Humboldt Creamery, which dates to the 1920s.