Michigan Milk Producers Assn. (MMPA), a farmer-owned cooperative based in Novi, Mich., will acquire Superior Dairy in Canton, Ohio, a subsidiary of LEL Operating Co. Financial details were not disclosed.
Actually, all of LEL Operating Co.’s subsidiaries -- Superior Dairy, Creative Edge Design Group and LEL Logistics -- will become wholly owned subsidiaries of MMPA effective Dec. 31. "Ultimately, the new organization will launch a multi-state dairy manufacturing and innovation campus with four facilities in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, employ a team of over 625 and service dairy farmers across the Great Lakes region," the acquiring company said.
MMPA and Superior Dairy have worked together for the past six years. Founded in 1922, Superior Dairy is a processor of fluid milk products, cottage cheese, sour cream, ice cream and dips; it also supplies grocers with private label products.