Saputo adds string cheese manufacturing in New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, NM. — Saputo USA expanded its Las Cruces, NM, facility, creating four new string manufacturing plants.

The expansion project at the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park created nearly 300 new full-time jobs, with capital investments of $30 million.

“Las Cruces is not only a welcoming community, but it is a strategic location for the distribution of across the country,” said Hiram Roman-Chavez, Saputo ’s director of human resources at the plant. “We are close to the border as well as dairies. And it’s a natural bridge to both California and Wisconsin.”

The City of Las Cruces provided $300,000 for the expansion through the Local Economic Development Act. The city also oversees the disbursement of $2.5 million from the State of New Mexico. ..

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