BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Construction of what will become a new Vermont yogurt factory is on schedule for a spring opening.

Benjamin Johnson of Commonwealth Dairy says the company broke ground last April at a location in Brattleboro and expects to have 25 to 30 people on its payroll by this April.

Company officials say the plant will add $30 million to the local tax base.

The company plans to make yogurt that retailers will sell under private label as well as selling its own "Mountainberry" product.

Johnson tells the Brattleboro Reformer the dairy expects to get the majority of its milk from the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery and the Agri-Mark cooperative.

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