Saputo adds string cheese manufacturing in New Mexico

Saputo adds string cheese manufacturing in New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, NM. — Saputo Cheese USA expanded its Las Cruces, NM, facility, creating four new string cheese manufacturing plants.

The expansion project at the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park created nearly 300 new full-time jobs, with capital investments of $30 million.

“Las Cruces is not only a welcoming community, but it is a strategic location for the distribution of cheese across the country,” said Hiram Roman-Chavez, Saputo Cheese’s director of human resources at the plant. “We are close to the border as well as dairies. And it’s a natural bridge to both California and Wisconsin.”

The City of Las Cruces provided $300,000 for the expansion through the Local Economic Development Act. The city also oversees the disbursement of $2.5 million from the State of New Mexico.