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7.17.17  |  KMEG Channel 14 Siouxland News: Local cheese plant celebrates expansion

SANBORN, Iowa — When people think of Iowa they usually think of corn, maybe soybeans. But did you know it's ranked 8th among the states for cheese production?

Today in Sanborn, Associated Milk Producers Incorporated, or AMPI, celebrated the expansion of it's cheese production facility with a ribbon cutting.

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7.2.17  |  Sioux City Journal: Sanborn cheese plant expansion to double production

SANBORN, Iowa — “It was time” was the most succinct way Bruce Brockshus could say the Associated Milk Producers Inc. Plant in Sanborn needed to be updated.

Brockshus sits on the New Ulm, Minnesota-based dairy cooperative’s board of directors and runs a 550-head dairy farm in nearby Ocheyedan in neighboring Osceola County.

“This is currently our smallest cheese plant in the AMPI network and it’s actually the largest milk procurement area,” he said.

AMPI’s Sanborn plant dates back to 1937 when it opened as the O’Brien County Cooperative Creamery.

While the facility has been updated in areas over the decades — a modern truck bay was built nine years ago — the milk processing sections of the plant trace back to 1978 when AMPI entered the picture.

Work began this year on a multimillion-dollar expansion to the Sanborn, plant which will dramatically alter production capabilities and add 13,000-square-feet to the 80-year-old cheese-making facility.

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