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Dry-storage facility will be occupied by Davisco Foods International
WOW Logistics, a nationwide dairy storage, distribution and finance company based in Wisconsin, US, is expanding its facilities in Jerome, Idaho, to meet the growing needs of Idaho's booming dairy manufacturers.
The new 17,930 m2 ambient storage facility, expected to be complete in January, will expand WOW’s capacity at Jerome to nearly 58,157 m2, including more than 7,618 m2 of refrigerated space.
The entire capital expenditure for the project, including racking, is in the US$16.0 million range.
The new dry-storage facility dedicated to whey powder and other specialty milk powders will be occupied by Davisco Foods International, parent company of Jerome Cheese.
The new facility is a key performance indicator for the health of dairy-food manufacturing in the region. It will be at 100.0% occupancy within 60 days of completion.
The Company expanded its Jerome facility in 2004 and 2008, operating as a public warehouse, or third-party logistics provider, for other regional dairy manufacturers as well, including Idaho Milk Products, Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, and Brewster Cheese.
WOW Jerome facility also provides services for West Coast dairy manufacturers moving product eastward and East Coast manufacturers moving product westward. Its nationwide customers include such companies as Schreiber Foods and T.C. Jacobi as well as artisan cheese makers.