TWIN FALLS • So what does it take to make yogurt at Chobani, anyway?
On Nov. 5, John Winnie, Chobani’s director of operations in Idaho, gave an update on Chobani to the Twin Falls City Council.
Here is some of the information, along with facts previously published by the Times-News.
950,000: Number of square feet in the plant.
400: Approximate number of people Chobani expects to eventually hire in the Magic Valley
$350 Million: Amount Chobani invested in the T.F. plant
1.6 million: Gallons of raw milk each tank can hold
34-40 hours: Time it takes raw milk to turn into Chobani yogurt
3 pounds: Amount of milk it takes to make one pound of Chobani yogurt
4.2 million: Cases of yogurt Chobani expects to produce weekly in Twin Falls
100 to 120: Trucks anticipated to go through Chobani daily by end of the year
TBD: Opening day. According to Chobani communications director Melissa Stagnaro, the factory still doesn’t have a set opening date, but the company hopes to start producing yogurt this quarter.
Also TBD: Future growth. “There is a plan for the future. I just can’t say what it is at the time,” Winnie told the council last week.