Walmart to open milk processing plant in Indiana
The new Fort Wayne, Ind., plant is said to be the largest milk processing plant in the industry.
Walmart, Bentonville, Ark., established a milk processing plant in Fort Wayne, Ind., creating more than 200 jobs by the end of 2017.
With construction anticipated to begin this summer, Walmart will build a more than 250,000-square-foot milk processing plant, which is said to be one of the largest in the industry, at 2322 W. Pleasant Center Road. The highly-efficient plant will leverage the latest technologies to produce Great Value and Member’s Mark white and chocolate milk for more than 600 Walmart stores and Sam’s Club locations in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Walmart estimates that milk processing will begin in the summer of 2017.
“By operating our own plant and working directly with the dairy supply chain in the Midwest, we’ll further reduce operating costs and pass those savings on to our customers, so that they can save money,” says Tony Airoso, senior vice president of sourcing strategy for Walmart U.S. “This facility is an example of how we are always finding efficiencies within the supply chain to deliver everyday low prices and high-quality groceries.”