Yogurt maker plans $20 million expansion

BRATTLEBORO—When Tom Moffitt was putting together a business plan for Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy, his oft-repeated goal was to hire 40 employees within five years.

He recalls that there were “quite a few disbelieving faces.”

A little over five and a half years since the Brattleboro plant opened, Commonwealth now employs 150 in Vermont. And on Dec. 14, Moffitt announced yet another expansion of a facility that produces large quantities of the popular Green Mountain Creamery yogurt brand.

The $20 million expansion is supported by more than $2 million in state and local funding and incentives. Officials pointed to the project’s economic benefits, as Commonwealth is pledging to create an additional 50 jobs in Vermont and to significantly expand its manufacturing operations.

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