Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA), Novi, Mich., announced plans to add a new 7,500-square-foot processing area to its existing Constantine, Mich., facility. The $24 million project is expected to create 11 jobs.

The expanded capacity will utilize a portion of the increased milk production in the state of Michigan. MMPA plans to expand the Constantine plant capacity by 1.3 million pounds of milk per day.

“We appreciate the support of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for their performance-based grant awarded to our cooperative. MMPA is increasing the footprint at our dairy processing plant in Constantine and adding new equipment to manufacture new value-added products,” says Joe Diglio, MMPA general manager. “The dairy industry is vital to our state’s economy and the largest part of the agriculture sector in Michigan. This investment will help support Michigan’s economy and the needs of our dairy farmer member-owners.”