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$50 Million Expansion Project Will Enhance Coopersville Operations



Continental Continental Dairy Facilities, LLC (Continental Dairy) a state-of-the-art dairy processing facility located in Coopersville, MI, has initiated a $50 million expansion project for butter and buttermilk powder at its Coopersville facility. The expansion will create 10 new full-time jobs at the dairy.

"We have experienced astonishing success at Continental Dairy over the past four years and it only makes sense that we are adding butter to our list of ingredients that we manufacture," said Select Milk Producers President and GM of Dairy Manufacturing Operations Steve Cooper. "We are extremely pleased to also be adding to our workforce and investing in our local community with this expansion."

Continental Dairy is known internationally and nationally for the gold star quality product that it produces at its farms and ending with its product. Continental Dairy currently manufactures nonfat dried milk, condensed milk, and cream and exports products to 15 different countries.

Continental Dairy was recognized as the Michigan Agricultural Exporter of the Year in 2014 and was presented with a special achievement award for manufacturing and community revitalization by the Michigan Manufacturer's Association in 2015. Continental Dairy was named one of the Top 100 dairy processors in North America by Dairy Foods Magazine, and was featured for its growth over the past year.

About Continental Dairy: Continental Dairy Facilities, LLC was established in 2012 and is owned by Select Milk Producers, a group of family owned dairy farmers who are the 5th largest Dairy Cooperative in the nation and are industry leaders in sustainability, herd health, and innovation. For more information on Continental Dairy visit www.continentaldfllc.com.



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