Cheese plant gets milk shipment

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Southwest Cheese received their first delivery of milk Tuesday, although by the end of the year it will only be operating at 30 percent of capacity, according Southwest Cheese Company Chief Executive Director Maurice Keane. The plant received 65,000 pounds of milk Tuesday from local co-ops Dairy Farmers of America [...]

Southwest Cheese to get grant for new employees

Southwest Cheese will receive $294,665 from a state job-training initiative to train 73 new employees, said a state economic development department press release. The cheese company was previously awarded $718,456 for 79 employees by the Job Training Incentive Program in March 2005. The company has hired 88 employees to date, state officials said. Scheduled to [...]

Cheese plant still scheduled to open in October

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By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A fresh layer of concrete coats the county road leading to the Southwest Cheese company. Adding asphalt to that layer is just one of a shrinking number of items left on the plant’s to-do list. The company’s Web site, www.southwestcheese.com, monitors the days, hours, minutes and seconds that remain [...]

Low-cal microwave recipes featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Information on low calorie recipes for the microwave and pattern alterations will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Judy Murray is the [...]

6/19 Menus

CSC Mealsite Menu Monday: Beef tips over noodles, peas and carrots, whole wheat roll, cottage cheese and pears Tuesday: Oven fried chicken, stuffing, cranberry salad, green beans, cucumber salad and pumpkin pudding Wednesday: Red chili enchilada, pinto beans, salad and apple cobbler Thursday: Italian breaded pork chops, parmesan potatoes, mixed vegetables, carrot squash-medley, roll and [...]

Free Lunch Menus

Monday: Chicken strips, roll, mashed potatoes, gravy, fresh fruit and milk Tuesday: Hot dog w/ or w/out chili, fries, fresh fruit, frozen fruit bar and milk Wednesday: Beef tacos, lett/tom, salsa, fresh fruit, pinto beans and milk Thursday: Turkey/cheese hoagie, chips, pickle spear, fresh fruit and milk Friday: Pizza, veggie sticks w/dip, fresh fruit, jello [...]

Cheese plant attracting another new business

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Southwest Cheese continues to attract new ventures. A Texas-based firm has reached an agreement with Southwest Cheese to purchase a cheese-processing by-product called whey to be used in animal feed. Officials for Houston-based Westway Feed Products and Southwest Cheese confirmed the agreement on Wednesday. Westway, which uses the protein-rich whey [...]

Factory to turn cheese whey into nutrient-rich animal feed

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Mesa Ingredient Company is coming to Clovis with a bang, according to the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. Mesa’s main operation is turning the liquid byproduct of cheese — commonly known as whey — into a nutrient-rich powder used in animal feed. Mesa’s factory, which has already broken ground, will be [...]

Cheese plant could have new neighbor

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers A St. Louis-based company that uses cheese by-products to produce animal feed ingredients is planning to build a plant near Southwest Cheese Co., company officials said. Mesa Ingredient Corp. will build a permeate processing plant to convert liquid permeate into a lactose-rich powder for use in animal feeds, according to [...]

Plant officials pleased with job-fair turnout

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Southwest Cheese officials hope to have the bulk of their hiring done by the time the plant is scheduled to open in October. However, hiring will continue through the end of the year, according to Southwest President Maurice Keane. The $200 million plant will employ 225 when fully operational, according [...]