Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Baby formula plant grows in 80th year
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
By Myron Kukla
The Grand Rapids Press
"ZEELAND -- West Michigan's strong dairy industry brought Mead Johnson &Co. to the area in 1924 to provide the company with a ready supply of milk for its powdered infant formula. Mead Johnson Nutritionals on Tuesday celebrated eight decades of making baby formula from its plant on Main Street in Zeeland with an anniversary party and building dedication for a new $20 million formula drying facility. Zeeland Mayor Les Hoogland said the company is part of the history and growth of the city...." [I wonder what the breastfeeding rate is in Zeeland... - JC]

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