Aurora Organic Dairy (AOD), Boulder, Colo., opened the doors to its new 127,000-square-foot milk production and storage facility in Columbia, Mo. The plant is the company’s second milk bottling facility, and is expected to create more than 100 new jobs by year’s end.

The new plant will help AOD deliver more organic milk products. Its state-of-the-art aseptic milk bottling line makes AOD what is said to be one of very few dairy plants in America to distribute shelf-stable organic milk products.

“Our company’s mission is to deliver high-quality organic milk with integrity to everyone, everywhere,” says Scott McGinty, chief executive officer. “Products like these not only offer consumers more organic product choices, but they also help expand markets for organic milk producers. Innovation is rapidly changing the face of dairy beverages like never before, and organic milk is no exception.”

The facility will process and package an array of products, including:

  • Milk in a variety of single-serve and shelf-stable (aseptic) bottles.
  • Value-added dairy products, including fortified and flavored milks and creamers.
  • Milk varieties, including A2 production, organic grass-fed, omega 3-fortified and lactose-reduced.
  • Extended shelf-life milk in half-gallon cartons.