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Byrne Dairy to create 250 jobs in Onondaga County, N.Y.

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Staff Writer | December 21, 2018
Byrne Dairy's Ultra Dairy plant $24 million expansion is the first phase of the company's $125 million plan to expand and create nearly 250 jobs in Onondaga County, N.Y.
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Empire State   Byrne Dairy is planning several additional projects
The initial phase will create 30 new jobs and includes a 42,000 square foot expansion that will allow the plant to increase its packaging capability as well as add additional processing capacity and storage space.

Over the course of three phases supported by a $15 million State investment, the company is planning several additional projects at its other production and warehouse facilities.

In addition to the 30 new jobs, the Ultra Dairy expansion will result in the retention of almost 200 jobs at the facility.

The company's Ultra Dairy plant, located at 6750 W. Benedict Road, Dewitt, first opened in 2004.

The facility uses an ultra-high-temperature pasteurization process to extend shelf life of up to 150 days.

Ultra Dairy processes conventional and organic milks, creams, and other dairy products as well as a variety of non-dairy products. The expansion will allow Byrne Dairy to substantially increase output by adding processing capacity and increasing efficiencies in downstream equipment.

In addition to the Ultra Dairy expansion, Byrne Dairy has proposed several additional projects at its other production and warehouse facilities.

The projects are being supported by $7.5 million CNY Rising Upstate Revitalization Initiative Grant, and another $7.5 million through the Excelsior Tax Credit Program in exchange for the job creation commitments.

Additional projects include a further expansion of the Ultra Dairy facility, expansion of the company's yogurt and cultured product facility in Cortlandville, and an expansion of its warehouse capabilities in Syracuse and Dewitt which will result in the creation of 248 new jobs.