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Chobani Plans a $100 Million Investment in Twin Falls Plant

Chobani Plans a $100 Million Investment in Twin Falls Plant

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

In an effort to drive continued growth and meet ever-growing demand, Chobani has announced a new $100 million investment, which includes a major expansion to its manufacturing facility in Twin Falls, ID.

Hamdi Ulukaya, Chairman and CEO, Chobani

“Building the largest yogurt manufacturing plant in the world and expanding it three years later is a really proud moment for us, and an example of how right it was to pick Idaho as our second home,” said Hamdi Ulukaya, Chairman and CEO of Chobani. “Our success in Idaho and New York is an example of the power and strength of U.S. manufacturing. To food companies like ours, it's a signal of the momentum of the food movement that we started: better food for more people.”

Chobani's Idaho Facility

This $100 million expansion will include the following initiatives, according to a press release:

  • Purchase and conversion of three production lines for Chobani "Flip"™ products—its fastest growing yogurt platform
  • Purchase of a new production line and a new bulk production line for foodservice opportunities to drive further growth in schools, hotels, airlines and restaurants
  • Purchase of new equipment for new adjacent categories like Chobani Meze™ Dips and yogurt drinks
  • Launch of products to new international markets, including Mexico and Puerto Rico in Q2 2016, furthering its mission to make better food for more people

Chobani's Idaho Facility

State Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter says that Chobani's continued success in the region is a great example of collaborations between employers and community leaders throughout Idaho.

C.L. "Butch" Otter, Governor of Idaho"It has economic development leaders all over America standing up and taking notice of what Idaho has to offer," Otter adds. "That's all above and beyond the on-the-ground benefits that Chobani's growth and proactive corporate citizenship are providing for our citizens and Idaho's economy. I'm proud that Chobani chose Idaho and is helping us set a golden example of what it means to accelerate Idaho by moving at the speed of business." 

Chobani's Idaho Facility

In addition to expansion plans in Twin Falls, the company says it is also exploring the possibility of an expansion to its original plant in Central New York.