California Dairies, Inc. completed the acquisition of Hilmar Cheese Company’s Turlock, Calif., milk powder facility. 

“This is an exciting opportunity for CDI and our farmer-owners to acquire a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with the ability to produce and market high-quality milk powders,” said Andrei Mikhalevsky, CDI President and CEO. “This expansion of CDI’s manufacturing footprint in California fits exceptionally well within our core mission to profitably market, process and add value to the milk produced by our member-owners.”  

Originally constructed in 2015, the facility integrates advanced processing technology to manufacture a range of high quality milk powders, largely for the export market. CDI has offered positions to all of the facility’s current employees so they can continue its valuable roles within the operation.