US-based CME has secured design-build contract from hypermarket chain Meijer for the new $100m fluid milk processing plant located in Tipp City, Ohio.

In June, Meijer has broken ground on the plant, as part of its expansion project so as to increase its manufacturing capabilities.

Meijer co-CEO Mark Murray said that Meijer is continuing its investment and growth in Ohio.

"This expansion allows us to enhance our commitment to provide the freshest products for our customers, while growing our manufacturing capabilities and Meijer brand offerings," added Murray.

The proposed facility, which will be located near Meijer Distribution Center spanning across an area of around 113,000ft², will be capable of producing 30 million gallons of Meijer-branded milks.

Other drinks, as well as organic milk, cottage cheese, sour cream and Greek yogurt will also be produced at the plant.

The products from the plant will be supplied to 100 stores in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.

As part of the contract, a new cooler and a waste water treatment facility will also be developed.

Additionally, Meijer intends to invest around $100m in the city over the future, while creating around 103 jobs.The company will start hiring for the new dairy facility in Tipp City later in 2014.

Image: Meijer’s dairy plant in Ohio will be located near Meijer Distribution Center. Photo: courtesy of CME Corporation.