New plant streamlines cream and whey protein powder production

We designed the architectural and structural systems as a design-build team member for a new 122,400-square-foot milk powder concentrate and milk permeate processing plant. Since start up, the plant has won two awards for excellence.

Nicknamed “The Jayhawk Project,” the owners and operators are five large milk producers in the Magic Valley who invested their milk profits into running the new plant. They built the facility to generate whey protein products to go to market without a middle man. The plant is designed to receive and process three-million-pounds of milk daily. The facility also generates a steady stream of cream for resale. Its five levels contain two dryers, an evaporator and a wet processing room. Tucked into the mountain valley, the dryer tower rises more than 130-feet above the surrounding grades.


Engineering News Record, Mountain States Construction
Engineering News Record, Mountain States Construction
Award of Excellence for Best in Industrial Class 2009


Milk Powder and Permeate Processing Plant


Idaho Milk Products


Jerome, ID