BATAVIA, NY (WIVB) - The yogurt business is booming in Batavia and today there is another sign of that growth with Alpina Foods confirming that it intends to expand.
Alpina is in the process of purchasing 10 acres of land adjacent to its plant at the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park. The land buy doubles the company's footprint and comes only nine months after the grand opening of its Batavia facility.
Alpina operates a 40,000 square foot plant that specializes in Greek yogurt production.
"This purchase reinforces our commitment to Batavia," said Gustavo Badino, General Manager of Alpina Foods. "We intend to expand here, and maintain this operation as our primary U.S. manufacturing location."
The company already employs 55 at the plant, exceeding the goal of 50 the company committed to hiring by 2014, and expects to bring in additional team members in the coming months as production continues to increase.
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