Canyon County’s Lactalis cheese plant announces $40 million expansion
Lactalis American is beginning work on a new plant in Nampa, Idaho, this spring. Locals are looking forward to more jobs:
The 61,300-square-foot fresh mozzarella production plant, slated to be operating by the spring of 2013, will be built this year behind the existing Lactalis plant east of Nampa at the intersection of Franklin and Star roads.
Production of fresh mozzarella at the Canyon County plant will increase from 7 million pounds per year to 40 million pounds per year, said Pierre Lorieau, vice president and general counsel for Lactalis.
About 70 Treasure Valley residents will be hired to round out a staff of about 110, Bass said, adding that the new plant will be fully staffed by the spring of 2013.