Danish company Danisco broke ground on a major plant expansion at its cultures plant in Madison, Wis. The investment includes one of the largest ultra-cold storage facilities in the U.S. and pelletizing production rooms.

The new facilities are expected to go into operation in August 2010 producing frozen Direct Val Inoculants (DVI) cultures.

The expansion will increase the surface of the manufacturing site by nearly a third, with a new shipping area, offices, maintenance shop, and new storage and pelletizing area.