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Eden Prairie, Minnesota – (September 1, 2016) – Milk Specialties Global, a leading human and animal nutrition company in the health and wellness industry, today announced that it has acquired the Saputo facility in Monroe, WI.

Founded in 1949, Milk Specialties has experienced exceptional growth in human and animal nutrition. The Company’s Human Nutrition Business Unit is a leading manufacturer of high quality whey and milk protein ingredients used primarily in the sports nutrition and functional food end-markets. The Company’s Animal Nutrition Business Unit is a leading provider of science-based products to the dairy industry, including its flagship brand and top-selling product, Energy Booster, a nutrient for improving dairy cow productivity.

This acquisition will allow Milk Specialties to grow their whey protein ingredients through the Company’s advanced Ultrafiltration process, while enhancing the Company’s commitment to their strategic supply partners. The Monroe facility is a whey processing plant located in a favorable location for cheese producers.

“This investment will support our ongoing commitment to our valued whey suppliers to provide a consistent market for whey protein,” stated Tom Benson, Senior Vice President of Strategic Sourcing & Risk Management of Milk Specialties. “Investing in an area that is soaked with a proud cheese making tradition will allow both our cheesemakers and Milk Specialties to continue to grow.”

Currently, Milk Specialties has nine certified manufacturing facilities spread across the Midwest and California. The Monroe facility and its 14 employees will join the industry-leading manufacturer as the tenth facility location, further supporting their next level of growth.

For more information about Milk Specialties and the Monroe facility, please call 952.942.7310 or visit


About Milk Specialties Global

Milk Specialties is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Milk Specialties is renowned for its specialized processing capabilities and innovation track record including its focus on value-added protein ingredients such as organic, rBGH free and lactose free. Milk Specialties also offers powder contract manufacturing services as a way to provide its customers with a turnkey solution from product development, supply of protein, to finished product production. Milk Specialties Animal Nutrition is recognized for innovative and science-based products that offer proven benefits to the growing dairy industry. Energy Booster is Milk Specialties’ flagship brand and is a top-selling product on the market improving dairy cow productivity. Milk Specialties is also a top supplier of milk replacer ingredients for calves in the U.S. For more information, please visit