New development is afoot as Emmi Roth announced it will be breaking ground on its new headquarters. The cheesemaker is constructing its 134,000-square-foot headquarters and cheese conversion facility at 1800 Williams Drive in Stoughton, Wisconsin, with a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, August 4.
“This is an exciting chapter in Emmi Roth’s history,” said Tim Omer, President and Managing Director of Emmi Roth. “Thanks to the tireless efforts of our team, we’re proud to be breaking ground in Stoughton, a vibrant farming community which fits with our steadfast commitment to Wisconsin’s dairy industry.”
According to the release, the new Stoughton site will add conversion capabilities, increase distribution capacity, and add 100 new local jobs on top of Emmi Roth’s existing locations in Monroe, Platteville, and Seymour, Wisconsin.
In 2021, Emmi Roth acquired Athenos, strengthening the company’s long-standing dedication to the specialty cheese industry. With the acquisition came the need for more conversion and distribution capabilities.
“The primary purpose of this facility is cheese conversion,” said Jordan Ehlen, Director of Manufacturing. “Conversion is the process of taking cheeses from their original, larger form, and crumbling, shredding, or portioning them into their end form. Conversion allows us to provide different packaging options to customers and consumers, based on their needs—which may be a cup, bag, chunk, wedge, or another form. This facility ultimately allows us to be agile so that we can quickly react to changes and get our new cheese innovations to market faster.
Emmi Roth’s new facility will also become its new United States headquarters. Its current corporate office in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, will remain operational until the building project is complete, estimated by the end of 2023.
We will keep an eye out for the latest developments in the industry, so stay tuned.