Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Kansas City, Mo., announced plans to build a new global headquarters in Kansas City, Kan. This means that the company will relocate its 325 employees from space it has leased in Missouri since its formation in 1998 to a state-of-the-art building being constructed in the expanded Village West area in Wyandotte County, Kan.

The 3-story, 100,000-square-foot building will be constructed with sustainability in mind and designed to LEED standards.

“This building will pay tribute to our cooperative’s farmer-owners and the sustainable practices they employ on their dairies,” says Rick Smith, president and CEO. “More importantly, as DFA strives to be the workplace of choice for employees, the new building will feature a modern, flexible work environment designed for employees of today and tomorrow.”

The project is expected completion in December 2016.

DFA is owned by more than 15,000 dairy farmers nationwide and is said to be the nation’s largest milk marketing cooperative and exporter of dairy products and powders.