First Choice Ingredients plant
First Choice Ingredients’ third full-scale production facility has plant has doubled FCI’s footprint.

MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS. — First Choice Ingredients (FCI), one of the largest dairy ingredient companies in the United States, recently shipped its first orders from its new full-scale production facility, confirming the market’s growing demand for high-quality dairy concentrates.

Purchased in late 2016, FCI spent the last several months testing, calibrating and updating the facility in Menomonee Falls to ensure it was ready for full-scale production. The new plant has doubled FCI’s footprint and has the capacity to produce more than 10 million lbs of dairy ingredients annually.

“Getting the third facility up to our standards was an enormous undertaking,” said Jim Pekar, president of FCI. “But we know that our ability to speed up production timelines with this extra capacity will be a huge win for our customers.”

First Choice Ingredients ribbon cutting ceremony
First Choice Ingredients’ president, Jim Pekar (center), joined by FCI personnel and local officials, cuts ribbon at opening ceremony for its third production plant.

With all licenses and certifications now completed, FCI recently celebrated its expansion with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility with a variety of city and county officials.

The 83,000-square-foot manufacturing space is kosher and halal certified.