Chobani, America's Number One-selling yogurt brand, has announced it will invest over $100 million to build a production facility in Twin Falls, Idaho. Expected to be operational in 2012, the new plant is on track to create around 400 jobs.
CEO/Founder Hamdi Ulukaya said Chobani chose Twin Falls due to its abundant milk supply, skilled labor force, and tight-knit local community. "We're looking forward to starting the next chapter of the Chobani story here in Idaho's Magic Valley," he noted.
This investment is anticipated to result in an additional $200 million in regional sales, said Idaho Gov. C.L. Otter. "Between construction activities, employment at the plant and the sourcing of local supplies like milk, there's no question that the economic effect of Chobani's new site will run deep throughout Southern Idaho."
The firm's Twin Falls site will not impact Chobani's plans to move forward with the announced expansion of its South Edmeston, NY, manufacturing plant, said company officials.