Cuomo to announce dairy plant development in Batavia

Jul 11, 2017
Originally published on July 11, 2017 8:11 am

Governor Andrew Cuomo will be in Batavia on Tuesday, to announce what he says will be details of a new partnership that will create hundreds of new jobs at an idle dairy facility.

His 1:00 p.m. announcement will be at the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park.

A recent filing of documents from a meeting of the Genesee County Economic Development Center indicates that HP Hood, the Massachusetts-based dairy company, is planning to acquire the former Muller Quaker Dairy plant.

Hood is looking to create around 230 jobs at that facility.  The company is purchasing the plant from the Dairy Farmers of America, a dairy cooperative which bought the plant after the previous venture closed in 2015.