Department of Labor Site Visit and Kemps Facility Tour

August 10, 2017

On Thursday, July 27, 2017 the Department of Labor accompanied MnAMP grant director, Anne Willaert, and MnAMP project coordinator, Steve Lommen, on a site visit of Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) and a tour of DCTC's employer partner, the Kemps manufacturing facility in Farmington, Minnesota. This facility produces yogurt, sour cream and cottage cheese for the whole nation.

MnAMP tour of Kemps manufacturing facility

MnAMP tour of Kemps manufacturing facility

Founded in 1914, Kemps LLC, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, markets milk, ice cream and related dairy products under the Kemps brand. The company operates six manufacturing facilities in Minneapolis, Rochester, Farmington and Duluth, Minnesota and Cedarburg, Wisconsin and employs 1,200 people in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Kemps is well known in the industry for introducing innovative new products and has received frequent recognition for successful first-to-market product launches such as Kemps IttiBitz and Kemps Frozen Yogurt Parfaits.

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