Governor Cuomo Announces Groundbreaking on $24 Million Ultra Dairy Expansion at Byrne Dairy

$15 Million State Investment Supports Three Phase, $125 Million Company Expansion Which Will Include Creation of Close to 250 New Jobs

December 20, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the groundbreaking of Byrne Dairy's Ultra Dairy plant $24 million expansion—the first phase of the company's $125 million plan to expand and create nearly 250 jobs in Onondaga County. 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.

"Dairy is a major part of our agricultural industry, and the expansion of operations at Byrne Dairy will help to further grow this critical sector of our economy," Governor Cuomo said. "Byrne Dairy is a fourth generation, family owned New York business, and its expansion will create jobs, spur economic development, and help Central New York continue to rise."

"Smart economic development is about creating jobs and expanding in areas where we excel, and New York State's agricultural community is second to none," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who made today's announcement. "Byrne Dairy is a staple in Central New York and this investment will continue to grow the State's thriving agricultural sector bringing jobs and opportunities to the region."

Read the full press release here.