Thorp cheese company to build larger plant
Three cheesemakers are adding new cheese plants in Plattevile, Thorp and Pulaski and at least two are bringing jobs with them.
One of the bigger ones is Emmi Roth USA, which will put a $44 million plant in Platteville to produce specialty cheese starting next year.
It’s expected to create up to 60 jobs, with average wages from $17 to $19 an hour, Platteville City Manager Larry Bierke told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Emmi Roth wanted to expand its Monroe operations but needed access to more dairy herds and a larger production facility. The European-based company had $180 million in sales in 2011 and projects $400 million in sales by 2015.
Platteville agreed to give the company a…