fairlife, LLC recently announced plans to increase overall production capabilities by constructing a new 300,000 square-foot production and distribution facility in Goodyear, Arizona. The new plant outside of Phoenix will support the production of dairy-based beverages currently handled at its Coopersville, Michigan plant.
"I'm extremely proud that the demand for our milk has grown so much that we now need another manufacturing site! In choosing a new plant location, it is essential that the new facility be built in an area where dairy farms are willing and able to follow fairlife's responsible animal care and sustainable farming practices while producing the highest quality milk. Not only are there amazing dairy farmers in and around Goodyear, its location enables competitive domestic and international production," said Tim Doelman, Chief Operating Officer for fairlife, LLC.
The $200 million facility, which is slated to begin operation in the back half of 2020, will house production lines that will play a key role in meeting the growing demand for fairlife products. The facility will work with the United Dairymen of Arizona (UDA) to source milk from numerous dairy farmers in and around Goodyear. The new facility will incorporate advanced manufacturing technologies and energy-saving equipment to reduce power consumption. It will also create more than 140 jobs.