Fairlife, a milk company that’s partnered with Coca-Cola, is planning to have a facility up and running in the valley by late next year. The facility will be located in the Phoenix area and will cost $200 million.
The company has stated that the Goodyear facility will be located around Cotton Lane and Thomas Road. It’ll be 300,000 square feet and create more than 140 jobs. The United Dairymen of Arizona have been helping the company locate local sources of the milk for when they start production.
“I’m extremely proud that the demand for our milk has grown so much that we now need another manufacturing site!” said Tim Doelman, the company chief operating officer.
A recent statement released by Fairlife read: “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.”
The company is successful due to the way it processes milk. It uses a special filtration processes that it claims makes its milk more nutritious and promotes animal health and sustainability.
“Fairlife is a pioneer in the dairy industry and having their new plant here will not only encourage innovation in Arizona, it will contribute to our efforts to grow our advanced manufacturing sector in our community,” said Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord.