D.F.A. to expand Fort Morgan facility

by Keith Nunes
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KANSAS CITY — Dairy Farmers of America broke ground on a $21 million expansion of the company’s Fort Morgan, Colo., processing facility. The expansion will add seven new employees and increase the plant’s capacity to process milk by 2 million lb per day.

"We have a talented plant manager in Tom Cotter and a highly skilled, dedicated and professional workforce at the plant," said Greg Yando, chief operating officer of D.F.A.’s Mountain Area. "Their successful track record of producing a high quality product in a safe work environment has led the D.F.A. board of directors to continue to invest in and grow the plant’s capabilities to accommodate Colorado’s increasing milk production."

In addition to increasing capacity, the expansion also will add four fluid shipping and receiving bays; a new processing area to house equipment, including another reverse osmosis system to concentrate milk; $1.5 million to upgrade the facility’s powder milk dryer; and $4.4 million in waste treatment improvements.

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