Chobani was honored with Food Engineering‘s ‘Plant of the Year’ award for its state-of-the-art facility in Twin Falls, Idaho. Opened on December 17, 2012, the Twin Falls facility was built in just 326 days following a $450 million investment. At nearly one million square feet, the Twin Falls plant is the largest yogurt manufacturing facility in the world, and its construction solidifies Chobani’s commitment to manufacturing and revolutionizing the food industry in America.
The Food Engineering award celebrates the most innovative new food or beverage plant built in North America each year. Chobani broke ground on the 200-acre site in December 2011.
Growing demand for Chobani Greek Yogurt and desire to bring new product innovations to market led Chobani to build the plant on an accelerated timeline. No other yogurt plant compares to the Twin Falls facility in size, scale, technology, flexibility and efficiency.
“It’s like we always say—if you want to make it in America, make it in America,” said Hamdi Ulukaya, President, Founder and CEO of Chobani. “Our $450 million Twin Falls plant underscores our commitment to investing in American manufacturing and will help us bring consumers even more ways to enjoy delicious authentic yogurt.”
As Chobani continues to grow, so does the Twin Falls plant. The facility is sized to accommodate 14 production lines, 11 million pounds of milk daily, and with infrastructure for future expansion.