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WI Dairy News: Biery Cheese

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STEVENS POINT (WKOW) -- A cheese company recently invested nearly $20 million in a plant in Plover.  Biery Cheese Company is now bringing jobs to central Wisconsin.

Biery Cheese Company is a family-owned cheese company that started in 1929 as a Swiss cheese company. As the economy changed, the company evolved into a cheese processing facility that cuts, slices, and packages cheese for its customers.

Ben Biery is the CEO.  He says, "We do a lot of snacking cheeses; we do a lot of snacking kits. And what that provides is the retail customer to merchandise to the consumers all across the country, and actually into different countries."

Over the past decade, Biery Cheese has doubled its workforce, and they anticipate adding more jobs at the Plover facility.  Todd Kuckkhan, Executive Director of the Portage County Business Council, says "There's well over 100 employees here. They're looking to grow and expand substantially and we're always looking for opportunities for our citizens to have places to work."

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