Gem State Dairy Products Plans to Break Ground on Large Twin Falls Milk Processing Facility

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — An Idaho company announced Monday plans to build one of the largest milk processing plants in the United States in Twin Falls.

Gem State Dairy Products plans to build a 200,000-square-foot plant in southern Twin Falls. The facility plans to provide opportunities for Idaho’s dairy industry and creating more than 100 milk processing jobs by the end of 2020.

According to a news release, construction is set to begin in summer 2019 and anticipates milk processing to begin the following summer. The plant aims to utilize the latest technologies to produce a variety of products for its customers.

“This vertically integrated bottling facility will be one of the newest and largest aseptic processing facilities in the country. The state-of-the-art facility will utilize the most current technology available to the market,” Tom Mikesell, spokesperson for Gem State Dairy Products, LLC, said in a news release. “That will allow Gem State to provide its customers with high-quality and lower-cost alternatives for milk and dairy-based beverages.”

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