Linwood, NY


Our hygienic refrigeration engineering and construction expertise helped a new dairy plant produce 15 million pounds of cheese annually.

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Value Delivered

Food Tech was selected to construct a new plant for Great Lakes Cheese (Dairy Farmers of America) because of our expertise with complex dairy facility projects involving hygienic refrigeration engineering.
We maintained rigorous sanitary food process plant design requirements, and the facility conformed with the client’s commitment to sustainability by incorporating environmentally-friendly technology. 

Our solutions helped provide their new plant with the capability to produce 15 million pounds of cheddar cheese annually. 

Client Objectives

Our client needed a design-build team with experience in food process engineering for the construction of a new 35,000-square-foot cheese process plant.


Food Tech provided both design-build services and site construction management for the Linwood dairy process plant. The new facility was part of the client’s strategy for Craig Station Creamery, a sustainability-focused agricultural site facility. Our solutions included:

  • Architectural and structural engineering
  • Hygienic food-grade construction with high-care sanitary provisions 
  • 10,000-square-foot cheese production floor 
  • 7,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse
  • Utilities
  • Offices and labs
  • Employee amenities 

Client Background

Dairy Farmers of America is a national cooperative that markets and sells milk products to wholesale buyers around the globe. Formed in 1998 by four of the nation’s leading milk cooperatives, DFA now includes more than 13,000 dairy farmers in 48 states. The Linwood dairy process plant, serving western New York, is part of DFA’s strategy for the Craig Station Creamery, a first-of-its kind agricultural site facility that combines the resources of DFA, sustainable and environmentally friendly technology, and the traditional goodness of family farming.