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Commonwealth Dairy Set To Expand

Commonwealth Dairy, which makes Green Mountain Creamery brand Greek yogurt, says it plans to invest $12 million in expanding its plant and will add 34 jobs to the more than 100 people it already employs. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is hailing Thursday's announcement, saying the dairy also provides a boon to Vermont farmers by buying milk from the state.

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A dairy processor that opened a plant in Brattleboro in 2011 is growing again.

Commonwealth Dairy, which makes Green Mountain Creamery brand Greek yogurt, says it plans to invest $12 million in expanding its plant and will add 34 jobs to the more than 100 people it already employs.

Gov. Peter Shumlin is hailing Thursday's announcement, saying the dairy also provides a boon to Vermont farmers by buying milk from the state.

The new investment will add more than 23,000 square feet to the facility, including a new processing line, new warehouse space, a new filling machine, fermentation tanks, wastewater treatment improvements and new whey processing and packaging equipment.

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