LIVE: Latest on Rochester cheese plant closing

Updated: November 01, 2019 05:36 PM
Created: November 01, 2019 03:05 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) announced Friday that it will be shutting down production in plants in Iowa and Minnesota, including the Rochester cheese plant. 

The company says they made the decision based on a decline in dairy farm numbers and milk production in the region. 


The 75 Rochester employees have been informed and are being provided with access to training and opportunities at other AMPI facilities. 

Milk previously processed at AMPI’s Arlington and Rochester locations will now be routed to other plants in the surrounding area, including AMPI’s Blair, Wisconsin cheese plant, according to AMPI.

AMPI is headquartered in New Ulm, Minnesota and says they will be exploring options for the facilities' future. 

Click here for more information from AMPI.

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