fairlife, LLC, Chicago, announced plans to increase overall production capabilities with the construction of a new 300,000-square-foot production and distribution facility in Goodyear, Ariz.

“I’m extremely proud that the demand for our milk has grown so much that we now need another manufacturing site. In choosing a new plant location, it is essential that the new facility be built in an area where dairy farms are willing and able to follow fairlife’s responsible animal care and sustainable farming practices while producing the highest quality milk. Not only are there amazing dairy farmers in and around Goodyear, [but] its location [also] enables competitive domestic and international production,” says Tim Doelman, chief operating officer.

Working with the United Dairymen of Arizona (UDA), Tempe, Ariz., to source milk from numerous dairy farmers in Goodyear, the new $200-plus million facility, which is slated to begin operation the end of 2020 and will create more than 140 jobs, will enable increased production of all fairlife products, including the different varieties of fairlife ultra-filtered milk, Core Power, fairlife YUP!, fairlife smart snacks and fairlife nutrition plan.

Located at the corners of Cotton Lane and Thomas Road in the west valley of Phoenix at the Palm Valley 303 Business Park, the new facility will incorporate advanced manufacturing technologies and efficient, energy-saving equipment to reduce power consumption.

“Sometimes, I think back to that day over 20 years ago when Mike and I sat at our kitchen table and came up with the idea of cold-filtering our milk for higher nutrition. We dreamt of a more nutritious milk for consumers. It is extremely rewarding to see the results of our hard work pay off and make this dream a continuing reality, thanks to the great dairy farmers here in Arizona. We look forward to working with all our amazing partners, and are committed to supporting the economic growth in the southwest region,” adds Sue McCloskey, co-founder.