Cheesemaker Emmi Roth has broken ground on a 134,000-sq.ft. facility in Stoughton, Wis., that will serve as its new headquarters.
The facility in Stoughton, near Madison, will be dedicated to packaging operations for bulk cheese. It will help handle demand created by Emmi Roth’s purchase last year from Kraft Heinz of Athena, a line that includes the No. 1 U.S. brand of feta cheese.
It will also handle distribution and be the company’s new corporate headquarters. The current HQ in Fitchburg, Wis., will remain operational until the new one is complete. Emmi Roth also has Wisconsin operations in Monroe, Platteville, and Seymour.
“This is an exciting chapter in Emmi Roth’s history,” Tim Omer, president and managing director of Emmi Roth, said in a statement. “Thanks to the tireless efforts of our team, we’re proud to be breaking ground in Stoughton, a vibrant farming community which fits with our steadfast commitment to Wisconsin’s dairy industry.”
A formal groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 4. Construction is due to be completed by the end of 2023.