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Hilmar Cheese to ramp up production capacity in Texas

FBR Staff Writer Published 25 June 2015

Cheese and whey products manufacturer Hilmar Cheese is planning to ramp up production capacity at its plant in Dalhart, Texas by 20%.


The plans for expansion come in response to increasing consumer demand for Hilmar's products. The company also anticipates continued growth in global and domestic cheese consumption.

Upon completion of the expansion in 2016, the plant, which currently produces 40lb blocks and 640lb blocks, will be capable of producing 500lb barrels of cheese.

Hilmar Cheese Company chief operating officer David Ahlem said: "Texas continues to be a great place to invest in cheese processing with plenty of available milk and a very stable regulated milk pricing environment."

Last year, the company enhanced the existing 40lb block cheese production line with new capabilities at the Dalhart plant, whose production capacity doubled in 2010.

Hilmar Cheese sources milk from more than 230 dairy farms to produce cheese and whey ingredients.

Image: The Dalhart plant will produce 500lb barrels of cheese. Photo: courtesy of Mister GC / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.