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Grober Sets up Dairy Plant at Finger Lakes, US

Canadian agricultural company Grober Group will build a $12m dairy plant in the Cayuga County Industrial Park in Aurelius, US.

Last week Grober representatives met with the Cayuga County Industrial Development Agency board of directors to announce the project, which is expected to generate 45 new jobs over the next five years, reported AP.

The new, 60,000ft2 plant would use byproducts from the existing Cayuga Milk Ingredients plant in the park to develop animal feed for dairy farmers.

Grober Group vice president of U.S. operations Jurian Bartelse was quoted by AP as saying: "It became a good synergy that way, CMI creates a byproduct, we need a byproduct like that, so it was a fit.

"It's central New York, there's dairy to the east, west, north and south."

The new facility will be the first to produce such dairy feed ingredient in the Northeast. Grober Group is expecting to begin production by May next year.

Syracuse-based Hueber Breuer Construction has been contracted for the project. The plant will be located on a 10-acre lot behind the Cayuga Milk Ingredients plant, and will feature office space, a warehouse and a liquid intake area.

Ontario based Grober Group also owns other ventures in New York. Apart from a 12,000 head veal operation north of Batavia in Elba, the group is also a partner in the operation of the Gold Medal Packing meat slaughter and processing facility in Rome, N.Y.

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Grober to Build $12m Dairy Plant at Finger Lakes, US