CHICAGO — Fairlife, L.L.C. has announced plans to build a 300,000-square-foot production and distribution facility in Goodyear, Ariz. Fairlife said it will invest $200 million in the plant, which will house production lines for the company’s dairy-based products, including fairlife ultra-filtered milk, Core Power, Fairlife YUP!, Fairlife smart snacks and Fairlife nutrition plan.
“I’m extremely proud that the demand for our milk has grown so much that we now need another manufacturing site,” said Timothy P. Doelman, chief operating officer. “In choosing a new plant location, it is essential that the new facility be built in an area where dairy farms are willing and able to follow Fairlife’s responsible animal care and sustainable farming practices while producing the highest quality milk. Not only are there amazing dairy farmers in and around Goodyear; its location enables competitive domestic and international production.”
Fairlife said the new plant is slated to begin operations in the second half of 2020.
Fairlife was founded in 2012 by Mike and Sue McCloskey of Select Milk Products, Inc., a group of dairy farmers dedicated to using cow care and sustainable farming practices to yield higher quality milk. The company’s other production plant is located in Coopersville, Mich. Fairlife’s products are distributed by the Coca-Cola Co.