Our Facilities

California Dairies, Inc. has plant locations throughout California, providing the ability to produce a variety of dairy products. With plants located within 100 miles of major shipping ports - Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland - CDI is well-positioned to meet delivery needs both domestically and abroad.

Corporate Headquarters

Located in the heart of California’s Central Valley in Visalia, California.

Challenge Dairy Products, Inc. Headquarters

Challenge Dairy Products, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of CDI, headquartered in Dublin, California.

Artesia

Located in southeast Los Angeles County, the Artesia plant proudly manufactures processed fluids and milk powder.

Fresno

Positioned along Highway 99, our Fresno facility produces bulk butter, processed fluids and milk powder.

Los Banos

Tucked along California State Route 152, the Los Banos facility manufactures milk powder and processed fluids.

Tipton

Nestled in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, the Tipton facility manufactures milk powder, bulk butter, nutritional powders, and processed fluids.

Turlock North

Our newest state-of-the-art facility is located in Central California. Milk powder is manufactured at our Turlock North plant.

Turlock South

Located in Stanislaus County, the Turlock South manufacturing plant produces butter and milk powder.

Visalia

Equipped with the largest single evaporator-dryer in North America, our Visalia plant manufactures milk powder, butter and AMF, and is home to our corporate office.

In addition to our manufacturing facilities, CDI also has an Innovation Center, a laboratory and a retail storefront in California.

CDI Innovation Center

The Innovation Center at California Dairies, Inc. is a state-of-the-art research and development facility that is ideally located just a few blocks from our Corporate Headquarters in Visalia, California. The Innovation Center’s resources allow the flexibility and means to develop numerous food products on our equipment, as well as complete a wide range of functionality and applications testing of our existing products.

Sunrise Laboratories LLC

Sunrise Laboratories LLC is a third-party laboratory specializing in dairy product food testing. The lab is an approved USDA resident laboratory, testing USDA sampled dairy products for grading and purchase for government food programs. Dairy products requiring a USDA grading certificate for sale to specific customers or countries can also be tested and generated.

Los Banos Store

In 1948, the Los Banos Dairymens Cooperative opened a small store in the back of its Los Banos, California creamery, then moving its location to an independent storefront across the street a few years later. Today, the CDI Los Banos Store serves our member-owners and the local community by carrying a variety of grocery and farming supplies. The store offers a wide assortment of CDI and Challenge branded dairy products, and a large selection of feed and livestock supplies for both pets and 4-H and FFA youth show animals. The CDI Los Banos Store is open 8AM-5PM, Monday through Friday, and from 8AM-12PM on the first Saturday of the month.