Sen. Marshall Applauds Hilmar Cheese Company Production Facility Opening in Dodge City
(Washington, D.C., May 6, 2021) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. issued the following statement in support of Hilmar Cheese Company’s decision to open a new cutting-edge cheese and whey production facility in Dodge City, Kansas. The new facility is expected to create 247 new jobs and represents $460 million in capital investment.
“Hilmar Cheese Company’s decision to partner with and create jobs in Dodge City is a huge win for the local community, Kansas dairy producers, and our state as a whole,” said Senator Marshall. “Dodge City landed this major business development thanks to their strong agricultural roots and modern infrastructure, and I look forward to seeing Kansans benefit from this facility for years to come. To the folks over at the Hilmar Cheese Company, welcome to the great state of Kansas.”
Hilmar Cheese Company, founded in 1984, is one of the world’s largest producers of high quality American-style cheese and whey products, with customers in more than 50 countries. The new facility is expected to create 247 new jobs and represents $460 million in capital investment. The project is estimated to bring an additional $550 million in capital investment and 750 new jobs within a fifty-mile radius of Dodge City by late 2023. Hilmar is expected to break ground on the facility in the summer of 2021 and be fully operational in 2024. The project has been a collaborative effort of many organizations. The State of Kansas Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Transportation; the City of Dodge City, Ford County, Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation, Black Hills Energy, Victory Electric, United Tel•Com, Dodge City Public Schools USD 443, Dodge City Community College and area agricultural producers have helped bring the new business to the community.