About Proliant Dairy

Proliant Dairy Ingredients is part of the Lauridsen Group Incorporated, a privately owned holding company. The Lauridsen Group Inc. (LGI) was founded in 1975.  From 1991-2004, Proliant Dairy was in a joint venture partnership with Hilmar Cheese Company, in which Proliant Dairy focused on the sales, marketing, R&D and applications of whey proteins and lactose.  In 2008, Proliant Dairy re-entered the dairy ingredient business with its commissioning of a dairy plant in Melrose, MN.

 With nearly twenty years in the dairy industry, we are able to meet our customer needs, by providing experienced customer service support to stringent quality control standards.

Proliant Dairy Ingredients is passionately committed to developing the highest quality ingredients.

We manufacture VersiLac®- Dairy Product Solids- in Melrose, MN.

Proliant Dairy's corporate headquarters is in Ankeny, IA. Ankeny is also the home of the Lauridsen Advancement Building (L.A.B.), a multi-functional innovation facility.  


In addition to offices in Ankeny, our international sales office in Queretaro, Mexico and extensive distributor network allows us to span more than 20 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Central and South America.

Our focus at Proliant Dairy Ingredients is to bring value to our customers by providing them with the highest quality products, experienced technical support and exceptional customer service.

Proliant Dairy prides itself on bringing value not only to our customers, but to the communities where we live and work. Beyond annual support for the United Way Campaign, Proliant Dairy is active in many local and regional volunteer organizations.


We welcome you to learn more about our services, products or contact us directly through our online form for more information.