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The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) funded by the Dairy Farm Families of Wisconsin, coordinated a state-wide effort with Wisconsin cheesemakers to send almost 20,000 pounds of cheese to Houston to provide nutritious food for those affected by Hurricane Harvey."We are deeply saddened by the devastation facing Texas residents in the wake of Hurricane Harvey," says Suzanne Fanning, WMMB VP of Marketing Communications. "Our Wisconsin cheesemakers and dairy farmers are inherently focused on helping others so we offered them a way to get involved. Their response to our call for donations was overwhelming – we were initially hoping to send 200 pounds of cheese, but the donations keep pouring in – now totali...

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Winona Foods, INC. new facility groundbreaking ceremony took place on Tuesday in Howard WI. The company is building a new cheese manufacturing plant that will bring 120 jobs to the Village of Howard. The 187,000 square foot site is scheduled to be complete and operational by December of 2017. Governor Scott Walker joined Winona Foods employees for the ceremony.

“We are proud to be recognized as America’s Dairyland thanks to our strong agricultural tradition,” Governor Walker said. “To succeed in the 20th-century economy, we’ve developed a strong infrastructure of service, equipment, knowledge, and technology to ensure we remain America’s top dairy producer for generations to come. Looking forward, i...

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Winona Foods to build new cheese converting facility

January 27, 2017

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Winona Foods has announced plans to build a new redistribution and cheese converting facility in Howard, Wisconsin.Equipped with direct rail access, Winona’s new facility will provide its vendor partners additional avenues for distribution, something that is very important to the company, notes Terry Steinmann, president, Winona Foods.The facility will drive continued growth of Winona’s foodservice, chain account and specialty cheese offerings nationwide and will complement the company’s other plants and corporate headquarters in nearby Green Bay, Wisconsin, adds Dave Meyer, vice president, Winona Foods.“We are excited to...

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GREEN BAY, WI –

Winona Foods™, Inc. has been named 2016 Grocery Vendor of the Year for Sales and Service Excellence at US. Foods. This is Winona’s third Vendor of the Year award at US. Foods in the past 4 years.

US. Foods, one of the country’s most innovative food companies and leading distributors, announced the winners at their 2016 Fall Forum on October 4th. During a ceremony in Chicago, IL., six companies out of more than 3,000 vendors took home top honors and were named as the best US. Foods suppliers. More than 60 divisions and support offices take place in the voting process.

Winona Foods™ was chosen as the top Grocery supplier award based on variety of metrics, including sales growth, gross margin improvement, merchandising support, customer support, product quality, divisional sales support, exclusive brands and logistics.

“Winona Foods™ is honored to receive this recognition from US. Foods for the second year in a row. Our strategic partnership continues to flourish on an annual basis and we will continue to supply US. Foods with high-quality service, safe and innovative products, along with our national support network”, says Bob Starkey, Vice-President of Business Development at Winona Foods. “We are very proud of our team, these achievements don’t come about from one person’s efforts. We have an entire organization that goes above and beyond to enable us to receive such recognition”

Winona Foods™ supplies a diverse portfolio of cheese, sauces, specialty spreads and cooking oils to the foodservice, industrial and retail industries. For more information on Winona Foods™ visit them at: winonafoods.com. Winona Knows Cheese, Get to Know Winona.