Milk Specialties breaks ground on expansion project
On Dec. 18, Milk Specialties, Wautoma, held a groundbreaking for their new 78,575 square-foot, $3 million addition. This expansion of the current facility will include additional storage space and eliminate the need for the semi-trailers currently being used as temporary storage, as well as provide more full-time job opportunities.
The Greenville-based Utschig Inc. has been acquired as the general contractor for the expansion project, which hopes to be completed in July 2016. This project is considered to be the company’s largest current expansion project out of their nine locations.
“Business in Wautoma has been growing significantly. In the past 12 months we’ve already doubled the business that is here,” said Milk Specialties General Manager/Vice President Chris Baughman. “This was needed to help support the growth and our anticipated future growth of the company.”
With the new addition, Milk Specialties is looking to hire 30 full-time employees and are currently taking applications. According to Baughman, the positions they are looking to fill will be predominately in production on all shifts.
The new jobs at Milk Specialties are expected to pay an average wage of $13 per hour, including paid leave and holidays. The company plans to maintain all newly created jobs for at least a period of five years. Currently, Milk Specialties employs 119 full-time employees at their Wautoma site.