Food Engineering

Plant Openings & Expansions: October 2011

October 1, 2011

The Dairy Farmers of America is making a $13.4 million capital investment in its plant in Plymouth, WI.

Green Gourmet of Ohio is locating a new plant in the former Fresh Vegetable Technology building in Baltimore, OH. The $8.4 million plant is expected to create 123 full-time jobs. The company produces microwaveable frozen potato products.

Seymour Dairy Products celebrated the opening of an 11,000-sq.-ft. expansion at its cheese processing plant in Seymour, WI. The $2.5 million project will increase the plant’s capacity for making specialty cheeses, of which its main product is blue cheese.

Union County Livestock will expand its 31,000-sq.-ft. Uniontown, KY plant by adding a new production line to its existing facility. The $860,000 project will create 25 new full-time jobs. The company plans to add a smokehouse and other equipment for a new product line of barbequed items.

Augusta, GA-based FPL Food, LLC will expand its beef processing operation in Richmond County by opening a new processing facility, creating up to 100 new jobs. The company will invest $3 million in this expansion. FPL Food, a privately held beef processor, serves foodservice, retail, military and export operations, with capabilities ranging from traditional beef cuts to value-added retail products.