Darigold Inc. announced that it will move its corporate headquarters a few miles from the current location to the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, Wash., next year. Staff will relocate during the spring of 2017 to Georgetown Squared.
“With the lease expiring on our current building, we took the opportunity to look at upgrade options,” Stan Ryan, Darigold president and chief executive officer, said. “I'm excited to increase the quality of our work environment at the new location. The new building will provide a highly collaborative space, which will stimulate teamwork.”
Darigold, farmer owned since 1918, has been in the dairy business in the Northwest for generations. This move enables the cooperative to continue its Seattle-based tradition of bringing fresh dairy products from the farm to consumers in the region and customers around the world, according to the announcement.
“Our co-op's farm families are proud to bring service and quality to everything they do,” Ryan said. “The dedication of our farmers and employees continues as we will celebrate our 100th anniversary in the new location in 2018.”
Darigold is the marketing and processing subsidiary of the Northwest Dairy Assn., which is owned by nearly 500 dairy farm families and whose members ship approximately 8.3 billion lb. of milk annually from farms in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
Darigold operates 11 processing plants throughout the Northwest, produces a full line of dairy-based products for retail, foodservice, commodity and specialty markets and is one of the largest dairy processors in the U.S.