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Monday, November 24, 2014

Yashili Dairy Plant construction well underway

Construction of the $220 million dairy plant within Pokeno's Gateway Business Park is well underway.

  • The project is on schedule and progressing well, says Yashili operations manager Terry Norwood
  • The plant will feature a range of process buildings, offices, warehouses, service structures and a 41-metre tall dryer tower. This will cover 30,000 square metres of the 67,100sqm site
  • The build is providing jobs for around 350 people at its peak, the main contractor being GEA
  • Hiring of around 120 operational staff has begun, aiming to produce 52,000 tonnes of infant formula a year
  • The plant is estimated to generate $72 million a year for Waikato's economy and $191m for the country

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