FORT WAYNE, Ind. (March 18, 2016) – Walmart has announced that it plans to build a milk processing plant in Fort Wayne, which will create more than 200 well paying jobs by the end of 2017.
The company says the jobs will range from milk processing to transportation.
Construction of the 250,000 square foot processing plant is expected to begin this summer. The plant will be located at in the 2300 block of West Pleasant Center Road. Officials say it will be one of the largest in the industry.
The plant will produce Great Value and Member’s Mark white and chocolate milk for more than 600 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky.
The news comes on the heels of Indiana’s 2015 dairy strategy, commissioned by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), to grow the state’s industry by increasing the volume of dairy processing and creating market opportunities for expanded dairy production.