CASP, LLC. Press Releases
Yates business taps new dairy market
June 11, 2003 -- The Observer
CASP will process and package containers of half and half. The
product, a five-liter bag of half and half, will need no
refrigeration and will be used with dispensers. The bulk aseptic
packaging allows food service companies and retailers to do away
with managing hundreds of tiny half and half containers - full and
empty - during a typical day.
Aseptic packaging is common for all types of milk products in
Europe. It hasn't caught on in the United States, where consumers
are used to buying and storing milk products under refrigeration.
When packaging begins, CASP will turn out a product with a six-month
shelf life requiring no refrigerated storage. That could make the
product attractive to new markets, such as hotels where continental
breakfasts are served or coffee distributors who don't want to worry
about refrigeration needs.
If the milk-based product is a success, the company could easily add
production of other beverages.
"Itís the prefect industry for Yates County. It helps the dairy
industry and creates jobs locally," according to Yates County
Industrial Development Agency Executive Director Steve Isaacs.
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CASP brings new technology to Yates County
June 2003 -- The Chronicle-Express
Penn Yan - By this fall Penn Yan will be on the cutting edge of dairy
packaging in the United States. CASP (Contract Aseptic and Specialty
Packaging) hopes to begin operations in October in a 20,000-square foot
facility that is currently under construction on 2.5 acres in the Horizon
Business Park. Within 18 months CASP hopes to employ 20 people and provide
a growing new market for dairy farmers in the area.
The facility is designed for future expansion. CASP has first refusal on
the adjacent parcel in the business park. CASP expects the business to be
so successful that they will need to double the size of the facility
within five years.
CASP has purchased and will be installing the processing and packaging
equipment itself. CASP expects installation of the equipment to begin in
September, and to be operating and ready for licensing by both federal and
state governments by the end of October.
While a new concept in the United States aseptic packaging has long been
used in Europe where housewives routinely buy milk and store it in their
kitchen cabinets for weeks in case they run out of fresh milk. Initially,
CASP will limit itself to producing and marketing five-liter bags of Half
and Half to colleges, restaurants, and other large, institutional users.
The bags will be marketed with a un-refrigerated shelf life if 6 months.
CASP has plans to eventually expand production into organic milk products.
According to Steve Isaac, Yates County Industrial Development Agency head,
this is one of the most rewarding projects he has ever been involved in
over the years. "Not only are new jobs and investments being created in
Yates County, but the project directly supports the dairy industry, an
important part of the local economy."
The $3.2 million project is supported by the IDA through the issuance of
bonds, and by a 15-year declining exemption from property taxes on the new
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Business Park to get Tenants | Tenants are
expected to occupy Horizon Business Park
May 3, 2003 -- The Finger Lakes Times
CASP, LLC., a new business, is slated to move into the park. CASP
will process dairy creamer for coffee into aseptic bags for
dispensing units, said Steve Isaacs, executive director of Yates
County Industrial Development Agency.
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