Great Lakes Cheese Invests $55M in Cheese Packaging Plant

July 20, 2017

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Great Lakes Cheese Invests $55M in Cheese Packaging Plant
Great Lakes Cheese is building a new packaging plant. Image courtesy of Flickr user shardsofblue

Cheese manufacturing and packing firm Great Lakes Cheese reached an agreement with officials in Wausau, WI to construct a new cheese packaging plant, the company announced by press release Wednesday.

The company will invest $55 million in the project as it moves operations from its current plant in Wausau on DeVoe Street. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held later this month, Great Lakes said.

“We are grateful to the City of Wausau for its significant contribution to our project,” Matt Wilkinson, project manager for Great Lakes Cheese, said in a statement. “This assistance makes it possible for GLC to remain in Wausau, where our cheese business has a 90-year history.”

The city will contribute $5.9 million in tax incentives as a 10-year reverse TIF as a way to offset the costs of construction, the firm’s release said. About 125 new positions will be created at the plant in the three years following the project’s completion

Founded in 1958, Great Lakes Cheese is based in Hiram, OH and manufactures and packages natural and process bulk, shredded, and sliced cheese products for retailers and food service customers nationally, according to the company’s website.

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