American cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) held a virtual groundbreaking event this week to mark the start of a $30 million upgrade project at its milk processing plant in St. Albans, VT, according to a report in the Saint Albans Messenger.
The St. Albans Cooperative Creamery plant produces milk powder, skim condensed milk, and cream. A DFA official told the newspaper that the project involves improvements to the site’s processes and receiving, storage, and handling capabilities.
The project is slated to reach completion this fall. New dryers were installed at the site in 2013, the Messenger noted.
St. Albans Cooperative Creamery joined DFA in 2003, information on the co-op’s website said. Established in 1919, the Vermont cooperative currently has more than 360 farmer-members.