Milk Specialties Global Honored as Mpls/St.Paul Business Journal 2019 Large Manufacturer of The Year

Milk Specialties Global is proud to be recognized by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a 2019 Large Manufacturer of the Year and will be featured in an upcoming Business of Manufacturing special feature.

The Business of Manufacturing awards recognize manufacturing companies and leaders in the industry that drive the region’s economy and grow their businesses through innovation and strategic evolution.



The company was selected among Minnesota-based companies employing 249 employees or more.  Award criteria include excellent financial performance; effective business strategy; innovative approaches to internal operations, corporate training and manufacturing processes; job creation and/or retention; and sustainable practices.

Milk Specialties was recognized for exceptional business growth, leadership in dairy protein exports, operational excellence, product innovation and focus on sustainability.

“This is our 75th year in business, and our approach of providing reliable products, using innovation to meet market needs, and thinking about sustainability will keep us going strong for decades to come,” says CEO David Lenzmeier, “congratulations to all Milk Specialties employees for your contributions to being selected for this award recognition.”



Founded in 1944, Milk Specialties Global has established itself as the world’s largest producer of whey protein isolate and is a global market leader in both dairy protein ingredients and animal nutritional supplements. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN and proudly employs over 900 hard-working individuals spread across ten US-based manufacturing facilities, as well as a global sales-force.

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