Coca-Cola building $650 facility in Monroe County

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New York Construction Report staff writer

Coca-Cola company will build a $650 million fairlife production facility in Monroe County.

fairlife products are made using an ultra-filtered milk process that removes lactose and sugar, and leaves behind more of the protein and calcium, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

“This decision by fairlife to expand their operations in Monroe County marks the next chapter in New York’s agricultural success story,” Governor Kathy Hochul said. “We were in tough competition with other states for what will be the largest dairy processing plant in the Northeast and this decision, which comes on the heels of investments from major companies like Micron and Li-Cycle, confirms that New York continues to offer a competitive business environment.

“Coming from a family of dairy farmers in Ireland, I am proud to have secured this major opportunity to position our state as one of the nation’s top dairy producers.”

The 745,000 square-foot facility will be built in the Town of Webster, northeast of Rochester and a groundbreaking will be held this fall.

Construction is expected to be completed in late 2025.

“Consumer demand for fairlife® products is at an all-time high, and a new production facility will allow us to significantly increase capacity and deliver fairlife® to even more households across the country. As we continue to grow in the Northeast, Webster’s proximity and access to best-in-class dairy farmers make it an excellent location to support our next phase of growth in the region and beyond,” said fairlife chief executive officer Tim Doelman.

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