Food & Agriculture Related

WI: Agropur Investing over $100M in Luxemburg Whey Processing Plant

30 Nov, 2012

Agropur announced that it is investing more than $100 million in its Luxemburg plant in Wisconsin in order to significantly increase the production capacity. This investment will also improve the technology of the whey processing facility and wastewater treatment system, bringing it up to the highest environmental standards. The project is expected to be completed in 2014.

"This investment is Agropur's largest capitalization project to date. We are committed to and believe in the future of the US dairy industry, and we are here for the long haul," stated Robert Coallier, Chief Executive Officer at Agropur.

Agropur operates 7 plants in the US, 4 of which are located in Wisconsin. Products from the US plants continue to excel, winning numerous international distinctions at the World Championship Cheese Contest and the United States Championship Cheese Contest.

Doug Simon, president of the US Cheese Business Unit for Agropur, stated: "There is a lot of tradition, skill and work ethic among our employees, and we are recognized in the market for having high-quality products. We are certainly very excited about this investment in the future of the Wisconsin dairy industry, as it provides employment opportunities for our employees and a stable home for milk produced in the area."

Founded in 1938, Agropur is an important player in the North American dairy industry. With sales of $3.6 billion, the organization is a source of pride for its dairy producer owners and its 5,700 employees. Agropur processes close to 7 billion pounds of milk per year in its 25 plants across Canada and the United States.