BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Construction is getting under way on a new 39,000-square-foot Vermont yogurt plant that is expected to employ 50 people within five years.
Gov. Jim Douglas and other state officials attended the ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday in Brattleboro for the $32 million Commonwealth Dairy plant, which is owned by German yogurt maker Ehrmann AG.
The plant will be constructed at the Delta Campus business park.
Commonwealth Dairy President Thomas Moffitt says the company wanted to open a facility in New England and had been eyeing Massachusetts, but chose Vermont because the state understands the dairy business.
The Rutland Herald says the plant is expected to open in about a year and will need the milk produced by 3,000 cows.