National Grid Funding Helps Milk Street Dairy Improve Production and Energy EfficiencyNational Grid, July 1, 2014
A $50,000 investment by National Grid helped Milk Street Dairy implement energy efficiency measures worth more than $126,000 throughout its Tylerville, NY operations as part of National Grid’s suite of Shovel Ready economic development programs for upstate New York. Milk Street Dairy recently completed a $2 million expansion that helped the dairy add new jobs and cows to its operations and the energy efficiency project was part of the expansion investment.
“The dairy industry is a critical component of the Northern New York economy and a key component to growing the yogurt and cheese industries in New York State,” said Melanie Littlejohn, regional executive of National Grid Central New York Division. “National Grid is dedicated to helping agribusinesses, like Milk Street Dairy, increase productivity and reduce overall operating costs. We are pleased to provide a helping hand to organizations right here in Jefferson County that are undertaking projects resulting in growth, increased sales and job creation and retention.”Milk Street Dairy’s expansion included constructing a new barn, connecting building, holding pen, high-tech milking parlor and utility building and implementing energy and production efficiencies throughout its facilities. This investment allowed Milk Street Dairy to add 800 cows and create 10 new jobs.