A major expansion is underway at Schreiber Foods with more jobs, production headed to Stephenville.


Officials with the Texas Department of Agriculture, SEDA and Erath County toured the expansion of Schreiber Foods in Stephenville on Monday. Photo courtesy SEDA

By Lizzie Black

Special to Beneath the Surface News


Schreiber Foods, a multi-billion-dollar company that employs more than 500 people locally, is continuing its expansion in Erath County.


The continued demand of Schreiber’s quality products has led to a new 300,000 square foot addition at its Stephenville location that includes a $50 million cold storage and distribution center that will bring 25 new jobs to the area.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of the year.


“The commitment by Erath County leadership along with the Texas Department of Agriculture and Schreiber Foods to our region is a generational decision which will impact local families for years to come,” said SEDA president Jeff Sandford.


Schreiber began producing cream cheese in Stephenville in 2002.

Two years later, the facility expanded with a 55,000 square foot space that led to the addition of its natural cheese lines.


Stephenville cream cheese department currently has seven production lines that account for 115 million pounds of product per year.


The natural cheese department has eight production lines that account for 110 million pounds of product per year.

Plant manager Mike Kwasny said the latest expansion will allow the Stephenville plant to grow from 225 million pounds of production to over 400 million pounds by 2023.


In addition to county economic policy review, Texas enterprise zone designation and a Chapter 381 agreement, SEDA guided Erath County to win a highly competitive award for rural communities.