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Dairy Farmers of America Acquires Agropur Facility

Dairy Farmers of America Acquires Agropur Facility


MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) announced an agreement with Agropur for the acquisition of their St. Paul, Minnesota, facility.

Doug Simon, President, Agropur inc.“DFA is a tremendous organization with strong cultural and business ideations that marry well with those of Agropur’s cooperative roots. Our focus has been and will always be meeting the needs of our customers and being strategic in our investments toward complementary growth areas. This transaction is well aligned with long-term strategic plans for both parties,” stated Doug Simon, President of Agropur inc., concerning the sale.

Pat Panko, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Fluid Milk & Ice Cream Division, DFAWith the addition of the new facility, the DFA will expand its extended shelf-life capabilities and introduce aseptic processing for the first time as a business. “This acquisition offers an opportunity to grow our customer base while strengthening our processing capabilities for existing customers and diversifies our product portfolio,” explained Pat Panko, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for DFA’s Fluid Milk and Ice Cream Division, in a recent press release.

With the addition of the new facility, the DFA will expand its extended shelf-life capabilities and introduce aseptic processing for the first time as a business

The deal should come to a close in January of next year, with employees and management retaining their existing positions at the facility. According to the press release, the acquired facility produces a “variety of fresh, extended shelf-life and aseptic dairy products for well-known grocery store chains and organic milk brands.”

Deli Market News will continue to report on the latest industry acquisitions and news.

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Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is a milk marketing cooperative and dairy foods processor owned by more than 14,000 dairy farmers across the country.

We will bring out the best in milk, a noble product with extraordinary potential, and in every step of doing so, we will also take concrete measures to make the world a better place.