Select Milk Producers to convert Littlefield Denim Mill into milk processing plant

Select Milk Producers to convert Littlefield Denim Mill into milk processing plant

Provided by Select Milk Producers

Please join dairy farmer leaders of Select Milk Producers, Inc. and other community leaders as they announce the acquisition of the former Littlefield Denim Mill for conversion into a state-of-the-industry milk processing plant.

When: Friday, October 30, 11:00 a.m.

Where: Littlefield Denim Mill 2801 Denim Road, Littlefield, TX 79339

What: News conference announcing that Select Milk Producers, Inc., has acquired the former American Cotton Growers Littlefield Denim Mill, which was closed in January 2015. Select will invest approximately $250 million to convert the facility into a state-of-the-industry milk processing plant.

Who: Select Milk Producers, Inc., headquartered in Artesia, NM is a group of 99 member dairy farms located in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, who produce and market over 6 billion lbs. of milk annually. Select Milk Producers' members not only produce milk -- they are redefining the dairy industry through their commitments to product innovation, quality, traceability, sustainability, and animal care.

Through Continental Dairy Facilities, LLC, Select Milk Producers already operates a state-of-the-industry milk powder and butter processing plant in Coopersville, MI. A companion facility in Coopersville, operated by fairlife, LLC (http://fairlife.com/) produces and distributes fairlife milk and Core Power (http://www.corepower.com/). Fairlife, LLC is a joint venture of Select Milk Producers, Inc. and the Coca-Cola Company.

Just last week, Dairy Foods publication named fairlife as their Processor of the Year. Here's the story: (http://www.dairyfoods.com/articles/91424-  dairy-pro ducts-innovator-fairlife-is-the-2015-pro cessor-of-the-year).

Select is also a partner with Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. and Glanbia PLC in Southwest Cheese (SWC). Located in Clovis, NM, SWC is one of the largest and most successful cheese and whey protein manufacturers in the world.

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