The manufacturing process will use the most technologically advanced equipment to capture the water in milk for reuse to conserve precious ground water. Water will be recycled, reused and passed through a preliminary treatment before going to the Turlock Regional Water Quality Control facility. Energy efficiencies will follow the company’s direction for energy efficient lighting and use premium efficiency electric motors.
The decision to expand was guided by Hilmar Cheese Company’s original, second and third generation of dairy farm family owners. This group holds steadfast to the founding principle of paying for high value milk and the philosophy that long-term industry success will come from innovation in the marketplace.
“This investment will provide the family dairy farms that supply us milk the opportunity to grow. It allows us to develop new relationships with dairy farmers who produce high quality milk in this region,” commented Richard Clauss, founding owner and chairman of the board of directors. “This project will help strengthen the California dairy industry and provide a nutritious product to serve customer needs.”