Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur announced plans to invest more than $55 million in its Weyauwega, Wis., facility to increase its Feta cheese production capacity.

The expansion is expected to be completed in 2016 and create about 22 new jobs.

“There is a lot of tradition, skill and work ethic among our employees, and we are recognized in the market for having high-quality products,” says Doug Simon, president of the USA cheese business unit for Agropur. “We are a leader in Feta cheese production, and this will allow us to maintain that leadership position. We are very excited about this investment and in the future of the Wisconsin dairy industry, as it provides employment opportunities and a stable home for milk produced in the area.”

“This Agropur investment truly shows how committed we are to establishing our leadership in the U.S. market and to the future of the Wisconsin dairy industry,” says Robert Coallier, chief executive officer.