Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) recently toured the Muller Quaker Dairy yogurt facility in Batavia, meeting with management and staff to discuss the facility’s operations and impact on the local economy. The yogurt facility, featuring two warehouses, a recycling center and production space, sits on 82 acres of land and handles the receiving, processing and packaging of milk and fruit. Once approved, Muller Quaker Dairy will be the largest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)- certified dairy facility in the world, which examines a facility’s design, sustainability, water and energy efficiency, and recycling and waste management.
“Muller Quaker Dairy is a perfect model of how to combine Western New York’s agricultural heritage with developing technology to produce a successful, job-creating enterprise,” said Hawley. “This yogurt facility is not only stimulating the local economy through its production and employment, but is doing so in an environmentally-sound manner that is garnering global recognition. The owners and operators of this facility provided great insight into the challenges that agricultural and manufacturing businesses face in New York, and I hope that their achievements can serve as a model of success for other local entrepreneurs.”
“Muller Quaker Dairy is happy to be in Batavia, the heart of America’s robust dairy region. This is a great agricultural community, and our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will only serve to further build this area’s expertise,” explained Kevin Williams, vice president, Supply Chain, Muller Quaker Dairy.