Westby Cooperative Creamery has been notified by Jim Carper, editor-in-chief of Dairy Foods magazine, that they are one of the magazine's nominees as 2014 Plant of the Year. This includes the creamery production facility and distribution center as combined plant operations.
This nomination is based on the two feature articles written about Westby Cooperative Creamery in the September 2013 edition of Dairy Foods magazine. To view these articles, please visit the Westby Cooperative Creamery website at www.westbycreamery.com.
According to Carper, "Twelve dairy food manufacturing companies are nominated each year based on the company profile articles that we publish in our magazine and website. Based on their 110-year history, their track record of annual growth and their generations of ownership by local family dairy farms, Westby Cooperative Creamy has well-earned their nomination as our 2014 Plant-of-the-Year."
The winner is determined by popular vote on the Dairy Foods Magazine website (http://www.dairyfoods.com/polls/49). The winner will be announced in the August 2014 print and online editions of Dairy Foods magazine and further recognized at the 2014 International Dairy Foods Association Show in Chicago this September.
"Obviously, we are excited and pleased to be nominated for Plant-of-the-Year by this industry leading publication," said Pete Kondrup, general manager, Westby Cooperative Creamery. "We are one of 12 companies from across the United States and Canada."
Loren Oldenburg, board president, added, "It is an honor for our 175 patron-member farm families, our 125 dedicated employees, our hundreds of loyal customers, our dozens of service and supply partners and our thousands of local community friends."