Deep Dairy Products, LLC, Union Township, N.J., announced plans to modernize its Waterloo, N.Y., cheese processing facility. As a result of the upgrades, the company plans to create up to 39 new jobs over the next five years. The modernization will allow additional products to be manufactured on-site that were previously made by third-party suppliers, and will increase the amount of milk needed from local dairy farmers.

The 27,000 square-foot facility Waterloo facility currently supplies the cheese and yogurt ingredients for many of Deep Foods’ frozen entrées also produced at the Waterloo plant. The planned upgrade allow Deep Dairy Products to increase capacity beyond raw material production and start manufacturing yogurts, lassi drinks and other dairy products on a large scale under the new brand name Deep Indian Kitchen.

The facility upgrades will also include the installation of state-of-the-art machinery and equipment. Deep Dairy Products expects to complete the upgrades in late 2023.

“We acquired this plant in May of 2018, and are excited to now be manufacturing quality paneer cheese, yogurts and other dairy products in Waterloo,” says Deepak Amin, chief executive officer of Deep Foods Group, parent company of Deep Dairy Products. “The abundant supply of high-quality local milk and Waterloo’s business-friendly attitude have confirmed that last year’s purchase of this plant was the right decision and that this is the best location for us to expand our dairy product production. The incentives being provided by New York State enhanced the feasibility of this project and influenced our decision to expand and modernize the Waterloo plant rather than purchase an alternate facility or use a third party to produce our retail dairy products.”