Maytag Dairy Farms sold to Iowa equity firm

A West Des Moines private-equity fund has purchased Maytag Dairy Farms, the nationally recognized maker of Maytag blue cheese.

Midwest Growth Partners didn’t disclose details about the purchase, but said it was a “major investment” in the 78-year-old Newton-based dairy. 

All employees of Maytag Dairy have been retained through the sale, the company said. Maytag employs 40 full-time employees and 40 part-time and seasonal workers.

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