SDARL was well represented at the recent ground breaking for an expansion at the Valley Queen Cheese plant in Milbank.

Pictured above, from left, CEO Don Norton, Evan Grong (SDARL XI), Lucas Lentsch (SDARL III), Jason Mischel (SDARL V), Michael Reecy (SDARL VI), and Ty Eschenbaum (SDARL VII). The group joined 200 others in celebrating the groundbreaking that will add 140 jobs to the Milbank area. You can read more about the groundbreaking HERE.


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