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processing facility in Amarillo, Texas, as well as
a new corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas, in
May 2023.
The company shared that its dairy processing
facility is equipped to produce Cacique's cheeses
and cremas and is expected to grow the brand's
offerings while simultaneously making sure
its established products are on more shelves
throughout the US.
Per Cacique, the state-of-the-art,
200,000-square-foot facility includes 7 miles of
stainless steel pipe with production capacity
to support the company's growth plan for the
years ahead.
With a new corporate headquarters in Irving,
Texas, the company said it will be able to better
serve its customers from a centralized location.
In 2022, Saputo Cheese USA expanded its
Las Cruces, NM, facility, creating four new string
cheese manufacturing plants.
The expansion project at the Las Cruces
Innovation and Industrial Park created nearly 300
new full-time jobs, with capital investments of
$30 million.
taken on the challenges of the new facility with
great pride and perseverance. "
Ehlen explained, " The primary purpose of
this facility is cheese conversion. Conversion
is the process of taking cheeses from their
original, larger form and crumbling, shredding or
portioning them into their end form. Conversion
allows us to provide different packaging options
to customers and consumers, based on their
needs - which may be a cup, bag, chunk, wedge or
another form. "
Ehlen said the new facility will help the
company quickly react to changes and get new
cheeses to the market faster than it could in
the past.
Emmi Roth will move out of its corporate
office in Fitchburg, Wis., and operate out of
the new space. The company also has three
other Wisconsin facilities, in Monroe, Platteville
and Seymour.
Other recent cheese processing facility
openings include ond for Mexican-style cheese
and crema maker Cacique Foods, which
announced the grand opening of its new dairy
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CHEESE DRIVING EXPORTS
The cheese segment is also driving US dairy exports,
according to the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC).
While US dairy exports recorded their 12th
consecutive year-over-year (YOY) monthly
decline in January, as soft global economic
growth continued to weigh on consumer
purchasing in many key markets, cheese exports
showed strength.
US per capita total cheese consumption (lbs)
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