Walmart announces new milk processing facility in Robinson, Texas, opening in 2026

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced the planned opening of its third company-owned milk processing facility in Robinson, Texas. The new facility is expected to open in 2026 and will create nearly 400 new jobs in the Robinson community.

“We are pleased to provide Texas and surrounding states with high-quality milk sourced primarily from Texas dairy farmers,” said Bruce Heckman, vice president of Manufacturing at Walmart. “This new facility continues our commitment to building a more resilient and transparent supply chain and ensuring our customers’ needs for this everyday product are met.”

Leaders across the state praised the retailer for its investments in local jobs.

“Walmart’s new processing facility in Robinson is exciting news for Texas, creating millions in investments for the local economy and hundreds of new, good-paying jobs for hardworking Texans in Central Texas,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “World-renowned companies like Walmart continue to choose Texas for our unparalleled business climate, lower operating costs and highly qualified, diverse and growing workforce. This major investment is a testament to the promise of economic success in Texas, and I thank Walmart for choosing McLennan County as the location for its important new facility.”

The new facility will enable Walmart to meet growing customer demand for high-quality milk, while providing transparency into where products come from and making the supply chain more resilient. The facility will process and bottle a variety of milk options, including Gallon, Half Gallon, Whole, 2%, 1%, Skim and 1% chocolate milk for Walmart’s Great Value and Sam’s Club’s Member’s Mark brands. Products from the facility will serve more than 750 Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs throughout the South, including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and parts of Arkansas and Mississippi.

“As the proud Mayor of Robinson, I am pleased to announce a groundbreaking addition to our beloved city’s industrial sector,” said Bert Echterling, Mayor of Robinson. “Today marks a momentous occasion as we welcome Walmart, a pioneering industry leader, to our community. This monumental investment is the first of its kind in both size and value and heralds a transformative era for Robinson. Walmart’s decision to plant roots here is a testament to the strength of our local economy, the dedication of our workforce and the strategic benefits our city offers. This groundbreaking development not only promises job creation and economic growth, but also underlines Robinson’s position as a hub for innovation and progress.”

“We are proud to welcome a Fortune 500 company to McLennan County,” said McLennan County Judge Scott M. Felton. “Great appreciation goes to the Robinson City Council, City Manager Craig Lemin and McLennan County Commissioner Jim Smith for working closely with Walmart to ensure necessary needs were met. This project is another example of how cities in McLennan County can participate in economic development. McLennan County is pleased that our region has been named one of the top regions for food and beverage manufacturing companies and this project further strengthens our strength in this area.”

Across its food offering, Walmart has been working to increase transparency about where products come from and ensure the security of supply for essential groceries. It opened its first milk processing plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2018, and the second plant in Valdosta, Georgia is expected to open in 2025. Additional investments include opening the company’s first meat processing plant in Thomasville, Georgia, and building a second beef plant in Olathe, Kansas, and making equity investments and long-term commercial agreements with Sustainable Beef LLC and vertical farming company Plenty.

The Robinson facility marks an important step in providing customers in yet another part of the country with greater access to high-quality milk at the everyday low prices they rely on.

Walmart remains committed to job growth and community support through our Investing in American Jobs initiative. We have committed $350 billion over the next decade to invest in products made, produced, grown or assembled right here in the U.S.

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