Dairy company Glanbia Foods has initiated construction of a new Cheese Innovation Center (CIC) and corporate headquarters in Twin Falls, Idaho where the company has been headquartered for the past 20 years.
The three-storey, 35,000 square foot office complex and a 14,000 square foot research centre to support Glanbia’s growing export and new cheese product innovation efforts is expected to open in spring 2013.
“Our new corporate headquarters will consolidate our executive and administration employees under one roof but more importantly, our Cheese Innovation Center (CIC) will allow us to develop new value added cheese products, processes, services and solutions to meet the changing needs of our customers,” said Jeff Williams, president and CEO of Glanbia Foods. “This new Glanbia complex will serve as the bridge to our future.”
Glanbia said that its CIC will provide additional resources necessary to further collaborate and build
relationships with its national and international customers, suppliers, and universities in developing new cheese making processes and products with superior quality and value. The CIC will also help streamline work needed to move products from pilot plant scale to full scale production.