Fact Sheet: DFA Fallon Plant

April 11, 2012

Plant Location: New River Industrial Park, Phase II, Fallon, Nev.

Construction Start: June 2012

Expected Completion: July 2013

Completed Size: 110,000 square feet

Investment: $85 million

Project Highlights: Using a state-of-the-art evaporator/dryer process, this greenfield milk processing plant will produce world-class quality powders for domestic and export use.

Jobs Added: Approximately 44

Project Engineer/General Contractor: Harris Construction – Fresno, Calif.

Processing Contractor: GEA Process Engineering Inc. – Hudson, Wis.

Consultants: Pacific Process LLC – New Zealand and EA Bonelli Architects – Oakland, Calif.

Plant Products: dried dairy ingredients (e.g., whole milk powder)

Nevada Dairy at a Glance

  • 28 dairy farms (22 in the Fallon area)
  • 22,143 pounds average milk production per cow annually
  • 620 million pounds of milk production per year
  • 3 processing facilities

Opportunities Await
Nevada is an ideal location for dairy farmers looking to start or expand an operation:

  • Ample water and a climate conducive to agriculture
  • Low feed costs with plentiful high desert grown, dairy-grade alfalfa hay
  • Wide range of resources to support development
  • State and local government incentives and programs
  • Agriculture-friendly regulations
  • No corporate or personal income, inheritance or business inventory tax