Dairy Ingredients Maker Finishes $30M Expansion Project

September 23, 2019

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Dairy Ingredients Maker Finishes $30M Expansion Project

Dairy ingredients manufacturer Idaho Milk Products (IMP) held a ribbon cutting event on September 20 to mark the completion of a $30 million expansion project at its Jerome, ID facility, several local news organizations reported.

With the completion of the expansion, IMP increased its processing capacity to 4.4 million lb/day of milk from 3.4 million lb/day, coverageby the Twin Falls Times-Newssaid. The project also added space for warehousing, a research and development laboratory, improved packaging capabilities, areas for collaboration, and a pilot plant.

“We are excited about the capabilities our pilot plant space will provide us to help our customers,” Dr. Chenchaiah Marella, vice president of research and product development at IMP, said in an earlier company press release. “With state-of-the-art equipment, a product characterization lab, and 1500 sq ft of processing area, we will offer our customers faster response time and a higher level of confidence in formulating successful, trending products.”

The company acquired and installed a variety of technologies as part of the expansion, including a Microthermics UHT/HTST Lab, a membrane separation unit, an ice cream freezer, a spray dryer, a plat and frame heat exchanger, a two-stage homogenizer, and a fluidized bed dryer.

Owned by Bettencourt Dairies and Big Sky Dairy, IMP primarily manufactures milk permeate powder, milk protein, and cream for use in food processing and nutritional supplements applications.

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