Schuman Cheese, the nation’s leading hard Italian cheese company, announced the expansion of its footprint with the addition of a 54,000-square-foot production facility in Fall Cree, WI. The new facility, known as Imperia-Fall Creek, is part of a selective asset purchase agreement with Greenwood Packaging.

The purchase, which closed Feb. 23, positions Schuman Cheese to expand its production and cold storage capabilities for customers, as well as its own growing portfolio of consumer and food service products. Greenwood, previously a co-manufacturing partner for Schuman Cheese, currently operates three production lines. In addition to integrating these lines into its operations, Schuman Cheese will assume responsibility for Greenwood’s current customer roster.

“While working with Greenwood, we have been continually impressive by the facility and the team, both of which reflect our commitment to the highest quality cheese production,” says Neal Schuman, CEO. “Not only does this purchase support strategic growth in the processing segment of our business, but it underscores our commitment to creating ways to better meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.”

The new facility will join to additional processing plants to ensure Schuman Cheese’s ability to deliver against its customers’ needs, down to packaging, shape, size and form. The company also plans to maintain Greenwood Packaging’s current employee levels and additional positions are expected in the future due to increased shifts and expanded production lines.