Plant making nutrients for dairy cattle opens in Alleghany County, with promise of 50 new jobs
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
More than 50 new jobs will come to Alleghany County with the opening of a dairy cow nutrient manufacturing facility.
New Hampton, N.Y.-based Balchem Corp. opened its 68,000-square-foot manufacturing facility Monday at the Alleghany Regional Commerce Center.
A news release from the company said it will invest $10 million and create 55 new jobs in the next two to three years.
Company spokesman Danish Yazdani said the building had been unoccupied and unfinished for some time before Balchem moved in.
The new facility will produce nutrient capsules that can be more easily digested by dairy cows.
The company's news release said the facility will double Balchem's product output. The company has seven manufacturing facilities, but the only ones that make the nutrient capsules for dairy cows are in New York and Missouri. Other facilities produce encapsulated chemicals and nutrients for food and for the pharmaceutical industry.
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