Food Engineering

Plant Openings & Expansions

March 6, 2006
Leprino Foods Co. began construction on an $83 million cheese plant expansion in Allendale Township, MI. The expansion will add 10 million pounds of cheese production to the existing 70 million produced annually.

Leprino Foods Co. began construction on an $83 million cheese plant expansion in Allendale Township, MI. The expansion will add 10 million pounds of cheese production to the existing 70 million produced annually.

Pineland Farms plans to build a 13,000-sq.-ft. specialty cheese plant in New Gloucester, ME. The plant will use a portion of its annual milk production for value-added farmstead cheese products.

Construction of a multi-phase 210,000-sq.-ft. processing facility in Portland, ME, was recently completed by Barber Foods. The project involved converting a warehouse to a distribution freezer and corporate facility.

Hilmar Cheese plans to build a $30 million cheese and whey processing plant in Dalhart, TX. The facility will be built in two phases, the first of which is expected to be completed in the fall of 2007. Initially, the plant will employ 120 people.

Kellogg Co. is expanding its plant in Columbus, GA, with a $5 million project adding production of Keebler Grahams.