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Chobani plans to expand Idaho yogurt plant

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Posted at 11:09 AM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 13:09:14-04

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- The Greek yogurt company Chobani is planning to expand its Idaho factory, already the largest yogurt manufacturing plant in the world.

The Times-News reports that the New York-based company will begin producing yogurt-based dip and drinkable yogurt products at the Twins Falls factory this summer. Chobani says it will incrementally invest nearly $100 million into the plant.

The company said Wednesday the expansion includes new equipment for its new product offerings.

Chobani plans to start a new bulk production line for food-service opportunities in schools, hotels, airlines and restaurants. In the second quarter of this year, the company plans to launch products from the facility for international markets, including Mexico.