Chobani announced plans to open a second domestic manufacturing plant in Twin Falls, Idaho. The $100-million state-of-the-art, high capacity production facility is part of the yogurt maker’s initiative for continued growth. According to company officials, it will enable consumers to more easily find Chobani products in stores as well as enhance the company’s ability to bring product innovations to market.
“We visited numerous possible sites over the past several months and met a lot of great people along the way,” says Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO and founder. “It was a hard decision to make, but in the end we chose Twin Falls for its abundant milk supply, skilled labor force and tight knit local community. We’re looking forward to starting the next chapter of the Chobani story here in Idaho’s Magic Valley.”
The Norwich, N.Y.-based company’s “Nothing but Good” philosophy, which includes supporting local farmers, job creation and community outreach, will be instrumental at the new site as the company begins to form roots in the Twin Falls community, say officials. Expected to be operational in 2012, the opening of the new plant is expected to create around 400 new jobs. Chobani also plans to expand its landmark South Edmeston, N.Y. manufacturing plant.
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