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Leprino Foods Company Expands Chaves County, New Mexico, Production Center

04/06/2018
A global leader in the production of premium-quality cheese and dairy ingredients, Leprino Foods Company will invest over $15 million to expand their manufacturing facility in Chaves County, New Mexico.

Leprino Foods is the largest private sector employer in Chaves County producing dairy-based products, including mozzarella cheese, whey protein, lactose and more.

"Roswell has been an ideal location for our production for the past three decades, providing both a thriving community for our employees to live and work and close proximity to the dedicated farmers who supply the high-quality milk that is the chief ingredient in our products," Robert Tuttrup, Vice President & General Manager, Roswell Plant, said. "We value our partnership with the state of New Mexico and are very appreciative of their investment in support of our expansion."

According to the state’s Economic Development Department, New Mexico's closing fund, LEDA, will support Leprino Foods's expansion and the construction of a refrigerated/freezer warehouse.

"This is great news for New Mexico and another example of what's possible when businesses know they're welcome here," Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel said. "We've enacted business-friendly policies and expanded our economic development tools to help industry leaders, like Leprino Foods, find success in New Mexico."

New Mexico will provide up to $200,000 for Leprino's expansion through the state's closing fund, known as LEDA. Chaves County will act as the fiscal agent for the LEDA award.

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