BENTONVILLE, ARK. – Walmart revealed it plans to build and operate a milk processing facility in Valdosta, Ga. The $350 million facility is scheduled to open in 2025 and create close to 400 new jobs in the community.

When the plant opens, it will be responsible for creating milk products that will be sold at more than 750 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations in the Southeast.

Walmart shared that the new facility, which is set to break ground later this year, will source its ingredients from local farmers in the region to create milk products for the company’s Great Value and Members Mark brands.

In an online post marking the announcement, Bruce Heckman, Walmart’s vice president of manufacturing and private brands, and Tyler Lehr, senior vice president of GMM chilled, adult beverages and convenience, noted the new facility will bolster the company’s “capacity to meet the demand for high-quality milk, while making our supply chain more resilient, and building even more transparency around sourcing.”

The facility will process and bottle whole, 2%, 1%, skim and 1% chocolate milk for the company’s brands.

Heckman and Lehr also pointed out that Walmart opened its first milk processing facility in 2018, in Fort Wayne, Ind., and the company is working to build “a more resilient and transparent supply chain to deliver high-quality products.”