Albuquerque, NM — Leprino Foods, a Denver-based company that claims to be the world’s largest mozzarella cheese maker, is investing $15 million to expand its Roswell manufacturing plant.
The state is providing up to $200,000 for the expansion through the Local Economic Development Act.
The expansion will add five jobs to the 552 already at the site, according to a news release from the state’s Economic Development Department.
“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,” said Robert Tuttrup, vice president and general manager of the Roswell plant.
Leprino is the biggest private-sector employer in Chaves County. The local plant produces dairy-based products, including mozzarella cheese and whey protein.
The company has eight other manufacturing plants across the country and employs 4,000 people worldwide.
Source: https://www.abqjournal.com – ABQJournal News Staff