UPSTATE NIAGARA COOPERATIVE LOOKING TO EXPAND WITH THE ACQUISITION OF BYRNE DAIRY FRESH FLUID MILK OPERATIONS

Progressive Farmer-Owned Dairy Cooperative Poised to Expand to the East

Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase the Byrne Dairy fresh fluid milk operations including the fluid milk plant located in Syracuse, New York and several distribution centers throughout New York state. Closing of the deal is expected to be completed within the next forty days.

“This acquisition is a strategic investment by our member-owners toward continued and long- term growth for our cooperative and will strengthen our ability to continue to provide award- winning products and exceptional customer service while expanding our reach into adjoining markets,” says Lawrence Webster, Chief Executive Officer for Upstate Niagara Cooperative.“We are excited and eager to embark on this new chapter of our cooperative’s journey and arecommitted to completing the transition as seamlessly as possible for the employees and customers impacted.”

As part of the deal, Upstate Niagara Cooperative is signing a long-term licensing agreement for the continued use of the Byrne Dairy brand on fresh fluid dairy products, which will join thelineup of the company’s brands: Upstate Farms®, Intense Milk®, Milk for Life®, Bison®, and Valley Farms®.

 

 

The dairy will be the ninth manufacturing facility for Upstate Niagara Cooperative, and its fourth fluid milk plant, allowing the company to be able to better serve its existing customers and to establish a stronger presence in the region. Operations will be managed by existing employees and the facility will continue to provide all Byrne Dairy customers with the great-quality products and the high level of service they expect and love.

To learn more about Upstate Niagara Cooperative, visit upstateniagara.com.

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