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The land of milk and water
Times photo Anthony Wahl Emmi Roth USA will put a $44 million plant in Platteville to produce specialty cheese starting next year. The new plant is expected to create up to 60 jobs, with average wages from $17 to $19 an hour. Emmi Roth wanted to expand its Monroe operations but needed access to more dairy herds. Besides the countys limited supply of raw milk, another factor may have been Monroes rising sewer rates.
MONROE - When Emmi Roth USA, a producer of specialty and artisan cheeses and dairy products, looked to expand its Roth Kase operations in Monroe, it chose Platteville, about 50 miles west. The question arises - why not expand in Green County?