NORWICH, N.Y. – Chobani, L.L.C. is planning a major expansion to its manufacturing facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, the largest yogurt manufacturing plant in the world.
The self-funded expansion plan entails purchasing and converting three production lines for Chobani Flip products, purchasing a new production line and a new bulk production line for food service opportunities, and purchasing equipment for new categories like Chobani Meze Dips and Drink Chobani yogurt beverages.
|Hamdi Ulukaya, chairman and c.e.o. of Chobani|
"Building the largest yogurt manufacturing plant in the world and expanding it three years later is a really proud moment for us and an example of how right it was to pick Idaho as our second home," said Hamdi Ulukaya, chairman and chief executive officer of Chobani. "Our success in Idaho and New York is an example of the power and strength of U.S. manufacturing. To food companies like ours, it's a signal of the momentum of the food movement that we started: better food for more people."
Chobani commissioned the Twin Falls plant in 2013, investing more than $450 million to build the one million square foot facility.In addition to its Idaho expansion, the company also is exploring plans to expand its original plant in Central New York as well as launch products to new international markets such as Mexico and Puerto Rico.