Gooding, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Glanbia Foods is expanding their Gooding facility. They will be purchasing the former WEL Companies building in the City of Gooding to serve as extended warehouse capabilities for barrel cheese produced at their Gooding cheese facility.

According to a news release issued by the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization, the 120,000 square foot building and 24.42 adjacent acres will allow Glanbia opportunity for future growth in Gooding. We are excited to expand our presence into the City of Gooding after running our successful cheese manufacturing facility in Gooding County since 1990,” said Ryan Heywood, distribution and project manager at Glanbia Foods. “When WEL Companies contacted us regarding interest in selling their Gooding facility and surrounding property, we jumped on the opportunity to have a location close to our cheese plant to store the overflow of barrel cheese we produce there. It’s a win-win situation for both companies,” he said.

The new Glanbia Warehouse facility is just 4.8 miles from the Glanbia’s Gooding cheese plant where storage there is at capacity. The new building, surrounding property and rail access capabilities via the Union Pacific Railroad main line offers numerous potential expansion opportunities for Glanbia.

Glanbia processes over 23 million pounds of milk everyday into cheese from three world-class manufacturing facilities in southern Idaho and New Mexico employing over 1,000 people, shipping more than 830 million pounds of cheese and 170 million pounds of value-added whey products annually to over 30 countries.