LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – Select Milk Producers and Westrock Coffee agreed to establish a joint venture and build a facility, Westrock announced.

The forthcoming plant will operate on the same property as Select Milk’s current Littlefield, Texas, facility, where plans for the joint venture between the companies include constructing and operating aseptic and extended shelf life (ESL), multi-serve bottle lines.

Scott Ford, chief executive officer and co-founder of the coffee and beverage solutions provider, said Westrock expects its joint venture with Select Milk to help the company meet its coffee-based ready-to-drink (RTD) needs “and concentrate multi-serve formats that include either traditional dairy or plant-based milks.”

Westrock also revealed it is expanding capabilities at its extract and RTD facility, which is set to open soon in Conway, Ark.

Per the agreement, Westrock will produce and provide coffee extracts and concentrates from its Conway facility, while Select Milk will provide milk.

The companies expect the initial products made through the venture to ship out in the first quarter of 2026.

Based in Dallas, Select Milk is a dairy cooperative that markets and processes milk from its member dairies in the Southwest and Midwest.