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Alpina Foods to expand in Genesee County

Rochester Business Journal
July 12, 2013

Alpina Foods LLC plans to purchase 10 acres of land adjacent to its plant in the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park in Batavia, the company announced Friday.

The acquisition will double the company’s footprint, and comes nine months after the opening of its 40,000-square-foot, $20 million facility that specializes in Greek yogurt production.

Venezuela, Columbia-based Alpina selected the site to build its first North American manufacturing facility in 2011, after researching locations throughout the country. The site is Alpina’s 10th global manufacturing facility, following locations in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

“This purchase reinforces our commitment to Batavia,” said Gustavo Badino, Alpina Foods general manager, in a statement. “We intend to expand here, and maintain this operation as our primary U.S. manufacturing location.”

The company employs 55 at the plant, exceeding the goal of 50 the company committed to hiring by 2014, and expects to bring in additional team members in the coming months as production continues to increase.

Alpina will lay out its plans for the land over the next 24 months. Company leaders have worked closely with the Genesee County Economic Development Center, as well as the State’s Excelsior Jobs Program and numerous other state and regional economic development organizations.

The GCEDC approved the land sale at a meeting Thursday night.

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