Government invests in co-op cheese factory
ST. ALBERT, ON — St-Albert Cheese Co-operative received $1.5 million in funding under the Dairy Processing Investment Fund. The funding will be used to modernize equipment that will help the company improve its productivity and competitiveness.
This investment is part of an upgrade to St-Albert Cheese’s facilities, which will include state-of-the-art equipment that will enhance plant operations and help optimize the value of its by-products. This new equipment will help reduce the impact of power outages and effectively manage the performance of ventilation and humidity levels so refrigeration in the warehouses runs efficiently, enabling the company to increase the volume of milk product it processes while reducing production costs.
To date, 32 dairy processors have been approved for funding valued at over $34.7 million under the Dairy Processing Investment Fund, for a wide array of projects in cheese, milk drying, yogurt, cream and butter projects.