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Kroger Announces State of the Art Aseptic Milk Line Debut in Ohio

Innovative production line at Tamarack Farms Dairy to be the grocer’s first in the Midwest

Fri Jun 24 2022

Company Name: The Kroger Co.

Location: Newark

Site Region: Central

Industry Sector: Food Sciences and Agriculture

Company Profile: The Kroger. Co. is the largest grocery-only company in U.S. The company has 33 food manufacturing plants for its Private Selection label and 2,800+ retail stores. Kroger is one of the top private employers in the state of Ohio.

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Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: Expansion
  • Jobs:
    • Jobs committed: 7
    • Jobs retained: 145
    • Types of jobs: Production
  • Capital Investment: $70,000,000

Company Need:

An expansion of approximately 35,000 square feet at the Tamarack Dairy Farms in order to install a state-of-the-art aseptic milk line creating a new market for Ohio’s dairy industry.


“We are so pleased to see this continued investment in Newark,” said Doug Blacksten, Senior Director of Supply Chain and Manufacturing for Kroger. “Kroger is Fresh for Everyone, and that means we are committed to sourcing and manufacturing only the best and freshest products. This cutting-edge innovation at Tamarack Farms Dairy underscores that commitment, improving our ability to offer high-quality dairy products to Kroger customers.”

Why Ohio?

Kroger is continuing to invest in their home state of Ohio. Tamarack Farms Dairy is the largest fluid dairy in the state, serving approximately 160 Kroger stores in Ohio and West Virginia.


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