Shamrock Farms, Phoenix, Ariz., announced plans to expand its Augusta County, Va., milk manufacturing facility. The expansion comes only two years after the facility opened its doors, and will more than double its production capacity.

The expansion will create more than 70 new jobs, and once completed, will employ more than 120 people at that location. The expansion will also significantly increase filling capacity and expand product varieties, sizes and formats. Among the technology additions is the ability to produce shelf-stable products using convenient plastic single-serve bottles, making Shamrock Farms one of only a handful of dairy brands in the country with the capability.

“As a company, we’re always looking for ways to grow and innovate,” says Ann Ocaña, chief marketing officer. “The expansion gives us the capacity and the technology to meet growing demand, expand our offerings and propel milk-based beverages into the future.”

The $40 million project is expected to be completed by late 2018.