Expansion Fact Sheet:

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. Plant – Schulenburg, Texas
May 21, 2009

Plant Address:
801 James Ave., Schulenburg, TX 78956

Construction Start:
May 2009

Completion:
March 2010

Current Size:
140,000 square feet

Completed Size:
250,000 square feet

Investment:
$39.4 million (Construction – $10 million; Equipment – $29.4 million)

Project Highlights:

  • Addition of a complete packaging line
  • Upgraded/expanded waste water system
  • New warehouse, boiler area and product cooling tunnel
  • Expanded freezer space for raw materials storage
  • New processing kitchen for raw material handling
  • Expanded docks and parking facilities
  • Updated/expanded employee support areas, including break rooms and restrooms

Jobs Added:
Approximately 70

Project Engineer/General Contractor
The Dennis Group – Salt Lake City, Utah

Subcontractors:

  • Brandt Construction – Houston, Texas
  • Commercial Consolidated, Inc. – Houston, Texas
  • Fisk Electric Co. – Houston, Texas
  • Five Starr Steel – New Caney, Texas
  • Meyers Concrete Construction, LP – Wimberley, Texas
  • Yantis Company – San Antonio, Texas

Consultants:
Garrett-Ihnen Civil Engineers – Austin, Texas
Nucor Building Systems – Terrell, Texas
Plant Manager: Edwin Orsak

Plant Products:
Shelf-stable cheese dips (salsa con queso and bean and cheese), salsa and white dips (French onion, ranch and spinach)

Plant Established: 1929 (by Carnation Co.)