Chobani recently celebrated the grand opening of its second U.S. yogurt manufacturing facility. Located in Twin Falls, Idaho, the $450-million plant is the world's largest yogurt manufacturing facility at 1 million square feet and was built in less than 11 months.
"Today marks not only the opening of the world's largest yogurt plant but symbolizes the revitalization of U.S. manufacturing," said Hamdi Ulukaya, president and CEO of Chobani. "We believe that no other yogurt facility is comparable to the size, technology and efficiency displayed in our new Twin Falls site."
The new Twin Falls plant will not replace the company's central New York plant, which will continue to operate at full capacity. According to Ulukaya, Chobani will continue to grow and invest in its New York operations.
More than 300 people have been employed at the Twin Falls plant, as production and distribution have already begun on new product innovations set to launch nationally in 2013. Additional hires are expected to come on board over the next several months.
Since choosing Twin Falls as its second home, Chobani has worked closely with the Twin Falls community in support of various local initiatives. In that time, Chobani has initiated a job training program in conjunction with the College of Southern Idaho and the Shepherd’s Gift Foundation, and has supported the Southern Idaho Children's Learning Center and Twin Falls Rapids Soccer Club, among others.
For more information, visit www.chobani.com.