Monday, August 10, 2009

Visit to Hilmar Cheese in Dalhart

Got Milk? Got Cheese? They have both in the Texas Panhandle, and plenty of each in the town of Dalhart.

Dalhart is home to the Texas Division of Hilmar Cheese, a state-of-the-art cheese production plant that ships its products worldwide. Dairy production has grown rapidly in this region of the state and the Hilmar facility has been a big catalyst. This capital investment and related jobs were made possible by a sizeable investment from Hilmar

Cheese, along with some help from the good folks from Dallam County, Dallam Independent School District, Texas Workforce Commission, Dumas Economic Development Corporation, City of Dalhart, City of Amarillo and the Panhandle region, in partnership with the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas Capital Fund.

Texas is a great state in which to do business and that, my friends, means jobs. Let’s keep it that way.

While in Dalhart, I rode in the grand entry of the XIT Rodeo. The XIT Ranch was the largest range under one fence, measuring 3,000,000 acres. The state of Texas essentially traded the land for the state capitol we have today. A BIG Texas thank you to the folks of Dalhart for keeping the heritage of Texas alive.

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