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Company Purchases Kalona Cheese Factory

Posted: Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 6:23 am
Author: Nathan Swenson - KCII News

The Twin County Dairy facility, also known as the Kalona Cheese Factory, has a new owner. It was announced Friday that Kalona Creamery, an Open Gates Business Development Corporation entity, had purchased the facility on Highway 1 outside of Kalona. The company plans to use the building for milk receiving and separation.

Proliant Dairy in Ankeny was the the majority owner of the facility, which closed in September. Jeff Staton, a representative for the company, told KCII News after the plant shutdown that it would have required a substantial capital investment to meet environmental and food safety standards for them to continue operations.