The production area at Taylor Cheese has just about tripled following a recent remodeling project.
“It’s going to improve our efficiency in production and also allow us to expand equipment and other product lines,” Bob Ehrenberg, co-owner of Taylor Cheese, said Sept. 21 following an open house at the Weyauwega company.
The $200,000 project began last May and was completed in late August.
It was the first major remodeling project at Taylor Cheese – a building that was constructed in the 1950s.
“The trigger was recognizing that the facility needed to be upgraded,” Ehrenberg said.
He said the project not only increased the size of the company’s production area but also brought Taylor Cheese up to the industry’s high-quality standards.
In designing the renovation project, Ehrenberg turned to production manager Roseanne Togstad and office manager for Linda Miller for their input.
“I used both for sounding boards,” he said. “I would ask questions. They would get answers. In a way, all three of us were sounding boards.”
Ehrenberg said that because they only had so much room to work with, they figured out the best design to make it work.
Work began in May.
“We shut down for a week in May for deconstruction,” he said. Much of that work was handled by Ehrenberg and many of Taylor Cheese’s male employees.
All of the actual construction was done by local contractors, and members of the community were able to see the results during the Sept. 21 open house.
Approximately 45 people attended the event, during which Taylor Cheese’s 6,000-square-foot plant and production area was unveiled.
Among them were Randy Romanski, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and Alice in Dairyland Christine Lindner.
Romanski presented a Certificate of Excellence to Ehrenberg in recognition of the commitment that Taylor Cheese has made to Weyauwega and to Wisconsin’s dairy industry.
Ehrenberg called the project an investment in the dairy industry, the city of Weyauwega and to Taylor Cheese’s employees, customers and future customers.
In photo, Bob Ehrenberg, co-owner of Taylor Cheese (center), reads the plaque presented to him by Randy Romanski, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (right), during a Sept. 21 open house at Taylor Cheese. Also pictured is Alice in Dairyland Christine Lindner (left). Submitted Photo