Final day begins with Kemps tour

Posted by Aaron Popkey on May 19, 2012 – 11:40 am

The final day of the Packers Tailgate Tour began with a tour of the Kemps facility in Cedarburg and a visit with the roughly 35 employees who were working the Saturday shift.

Operations manager Jeff Slaasted and his staff took the players through the factory where they learned what happens to the more than 45 million gallons of milk that is used at the facility each year to produce branded and private label fluid dairy products that are distributed throughout Southeastern and Central Wisconsin.

One of the products: Kemps Packers Ice Cream.

The players learned a variety of things about the production operations. Three main goals include maximizing butter fat, keeping the milk fresh and efficiently using raw materials.

“I’m a nerd. I love seeing those types of places,” said William Henderson. “I’m also involved in some manufacturing businesses, so it was great to see how they run their operations.”

The group is down a member for the final day as Mark Murphy departed early this morning for Colgate University. The 1977 graduate of the university and former athletics director is there this weekend to deliver the keynote address at the commencement ceremonies tomorrow.

On to Sturgeon Bay.

Click here for photos from the Kemps tour.


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