Dairy plant to close, 130 jobs lostAssociated Milk Producers Inc. will be closing its manufacturing facility in Dawson by the end of the year, workers there were informed Friday.
DAWSON, Minn. — Associated Milk Producers Inc. will be closing its manufacturing facility in Dawson by the end of the year, workers there were informed Friday.
The plant currently employs 130 workers. It produces cheese sauces and puddings, and until recently, lesser quantities of consumer packaged, block cheddar cheese.
The closing is the result of a recently announced sale of AMPI’s product line that includes cheese sauces to Bay Valley Foods of Oak Brook, Ill., according to Sarah Schmidt, communications director for AMPI in New Ulm.
AMPI intends to focus its attention on its core products, including consumer packaged cheese, butter and dried dairy products, according to Schmidt. She said the Dawson facility was the only plant among AMPI’s network of 11 manufacturing facilities that produced aseptic or shelf-stable cheese sauces and puddings.