JEROME, IDAHO — Magic Valley Quality Milk Producers (MVQMP) recently announced the expansion of its plant at 1756 S Buchanan St., in Jerome, Idaho.
“The Board of Directors have approved a $20 million expansion project designed by Power Engineers and Dairy Industry Consultants with Petersen Bros. Construction as our General Contractor and Advanced Process Technologies, Inc as our main milk process equipment supplier. The project will take 12 months to complete, and we expect to employ at least 15 new employees.” Says Alan Stutzman, General Manager, MVQMP.
Founded more than 20 years ago as a milk marketing cooperative, MVQMP has become a trusted supplier of quality raw milk to its customers. The membership and board of directors recognize that while it is important to maintain the best relationship with its raw milk customers, it is also necessary to expand into the processing of milk in order to continue to be sustainable. As a result of the investment, MVQMP will be able to market ultra-filtered skim milk, condensed skim milk and cream. The project will involve the construction of a two-truck bay milk receiving building, expansion of existing process area with new processing equipment, built out of steam, electrical and refrigeration systems, additional office and employee facilities.
“We’re happy to see Magic Valley Quality Milk Producers growing in their Jerome location. It’s a great compliment to the City as a whole when businesses expand at their current locations. They are a terrific company and we’re grateful for their investment in Jerome,” Mayor David Davis said.