June 8, 2022
Cheese converter Masters Gallery Foods is carrying out a $60 million expansion project at its Oostburg, WI cheese packaging and distribution center, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced this month.
“Nobody knows dairy like Wisconsin, and I’m proud of our work and investments to ensure this industry continues to succeed and thrive for years to come,” said Gov. Evers in a release. “This investment today not only supports the growth of Masters Gallery Foods but new opportunities for good-paying, family-supporting jobs in the greater region.”
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) is providing the company with up to $1.5 million in performance-based tax credits. About 105 new jobs will be created when the expansion is completed.
“Sheboygan County has been our home since 1974, and we’re thrilled to continue our growth with the recently completed expansion of our new Oostburg facility,” Jeff Gentine, Masters Gallery Foods president and CEO, said in a statement. “We’re very grateful for the financial support from the State and WEDC as we remain committed to investing within the community, providing long-term career opportunities for our team members while supporting the needs of our expanding customer base.”
Masters Gallery Foods was established as a cheese brokerage firm in 1974 by Leonard “Butch” Gentine Jr. Since then, the company has transformed itself into a national cheese supplier with two packaging facilities in Wisconsin. It serves private albel, retail, and food service customers.
Construction on a 110,000-sq-ft addition to the Oostburg location started last year. The project will double the size of the current production area and add warehouse and storage space.
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