FORT WAYNE, Ind. — (AP BUSINESS WIRE) — Valley Milk, LLC has won Food Engineering magazine’s 2019 Plant of the Year Award for its new 142,000 square foot milk powder manufacturing facility in Turlock, California that was designed and built by Shambaugh & Son, L.P., a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. It marks the fifth time the prestigious food industry recognition has been awarded to a facility designed and built by Shambaugh & Son.
Valley Milk facility in Turlock, California designed and built by EMCOR's Shambaugh & Son.
“This is a great honor for Valley Milk. Working with the Shambaugh team has been a remarkable experience,” stated Patti Smith, CEO, Valley Milk, LLC. “It is incredible to bring a complex vision to reality for our company’s founders, and this award makes it even more meaningful.”
Paul R. Meyers, Jr., P.E., President and CEO, Shambaugh & Son, added, “The Valley Milk facility has been an amazing project for our team. Bringing together Shambaugh’s engineering, construction and dairy processing experience with the expertise of Valley Milk’s founders and their staff has proven to be a winning combination.”
Opened in 2018, Valley Milk’s facility can accept 50 milk tankers and process 2.5 million pounds of milk into non-fat dry milk and skim milk powder daily. Cognizant of California’s energy and water conservation initiatives, Shambaugh & Son met or exceeded state regulations to reduce energy costs and designed and built the facility to be nearly 100 percent sustainable on its own water usage.
Valley Milk is made up of five multi-generational Central Valley California dairy families, as well as nutritionists and veterinarians. The Turlock facility is supplied by 16 dairy farms and employs approximately 55 people.