CASS CITY, MICH. — Dairy Farmers of America has broken ground on a $40 million plant in Cass City. When operational, the 33,000-square-foot plant will process 3 million lbs of milk into whole and skim milk as well as cream.

“This plant will provide a local home for our members’ milk, answering the growing need for Michigan plant capacity while building a base for value-added processing in the future,” said Mark Korsmeyer, executive vice-president of D.F.A. “Furthermore, the project is consistent with D.F.A.’s strategic plan, creating supply chain efficiencies and increasing commercial investments to bring increased value to our farmer owners.”

Construction of the plant is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2014.