COLUMBUS – The Chenango County-based maker of Chobani Greek-style yogurt has decided to increase the square footage of the new warehouse it is building across the road from its existing South Edmeston plant.
According to Agro Farma’s Vice President of Operations, Keven Bucklin, the company has increased the size of the structure from 100,000 to 150,000 square feet.
Bucklin said two factors played a role in Agro Farma’s decision to increase the scale of the project. One involves hold ups with the company’s plans for development of the former Procter & Gamble facility at Woods Corner in Norwich, which it acquired earlier this year.
Agro Farma is currently using the facility as its corporate headquarters, but had initially expressed a desire to convert the 88-acre campus into a production and storage facility which would create upwards of 350 jobs over the next five years. Those plans are currently on hold, according to Bucklin.