Canadian dairy coop Agropur to boost US production capacty with US$168m investment in new facility

USA – Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur is expanding its US operations with the building a new facility in Little Chute, Wisconsin, as it looks to boost its production of cheese and dairy ingredients.  The cooperative is investing US$168 million into the project which is located just north of Agropur’s existing Little Chute facility.  “Having a new state-of-the-art facility in Little Chute will help us solidify our leadership position in the dairy industry,” said Doug Simon, president, US operations, Agropur.  “Beyond speed and efficiency, the new processes and equipment will provide greater…

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Canadian dairy firm Agropur names Émile Cordeau as new chief executive

CANADA – Agropur, a Canadian dairy cooperative has appointed Émile Cordeau as chief executive officer, effective 15 October 2019. Cordeau will replace Robert Coallier, who will retire from the company on December 31, 2019 to allow time for a smooth handover and to support Cordeau during the transition period. Coallier initially joined Agropur as a guest member of the board and has been CEO since 2012. Under his leadership, the company said that it has achieved dramatic growth particularly in the US. Mr. Coallier successfully implemented acquisitions plan that made…

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