Fairlife will increase overall production capabilities by constructing a new 300,000 square-foot production and distribution facility in Goodyear, Arizona. The company currently produces multiple varieties of dairy-based beverages at its production plant in Michigan and distributes throughout the United States and Canada.
"I'm extremely proud that the demand for our milk has grown so much that we now need another manufacturing site! In choosing a new plant location, it is essential that the new facility be built in an area where dairy farms are willing and able to follow fairlife's responsible animal care and sustainable farming practices while producing the highest quality milk. Not only are there amazing dairy farmers in and around Goodyear, its location enables competitive domestic and international production," said Tim Doelman, chief operating officer for fairlife LLC.
The $200 million facility will begin operation in late 2020 and production lines are expected to play a key role in meeting the growing demand for the product. United Dairymen of Arizona will help source milk from numerous diary farmers in the area, helping increase production of all fairlife products. In addition, the facility will incorporate advanced manufacturing technologies and efficient, energy-saving equipment to reduce power consumption. I
"Sometimes, I think back to that day over 20 years ago when Mike and I sat at our kitchen table and came up with the idea of cold-filtering our milk for higher nutrition. We dreamed of a more nutritious milk for consumers. It is extremely rewarding to see the results of our hard work pay off and make this dream a continuing reality, thanks to the great dairy farmers here in Arizona. We look forward to working with all our amazing partners and are committed to supporting the economic growth in the southwest region," says Sue McCloskey, dairy farmer and co-founder of fairlife.