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Illinois company buys Golden Guernsey at auction

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Illinois company buys Golden Guernsey at auction

By Jaclyn Brandt. CREATED May 14, 2013 - UPDATED: May 14, 2013

WAUKESHA - The future is now a little more clear for a factory that closed over four months ago.

According to the Journal Sentinel, the Golden Guernsey dairy plant was sold at an auction on Tuesday for $7.4 million. It was purchased by Lifeway Foods, Inc, an Illinois company.

"The plant employed 112 people before it closed Jan. 5 and left dozens of school districts scrambling for another milk supplier," said Rick Barrett with the Journal Sentinel. "Lifeway topped another bidder, Superior Dairy LLC from Canton, Ohio, by $100,000."

The company said they plan to open the plant as early as this summer, and hope to employ "as many people as possible."