Wilcox Family Farms is closing its second dairy to focus on the egg business. The 99-year-old company says the dairy-processing business is dominated by big business and is no longer profitable for Wilcox.
Wilcox Family Farms will close its 47-employee dairy in Cheney, Spokane County, on April 30. Last month, it closed a larger, 130-employee dairy in Roy, Pierce County.
The company said the dairy-processing business is dominated by big business and has not been profitable at Wilcox for several years.
The 99-year-old, family-run company will focus on the egg business now, including expanding its natural, organic and cage-free production in Roy and Aurora, Ore.
Wilcox opened the Cheney milk plant in 1997 and produces more than 230,000 gallons of milk there a week.
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