Coleman Dairy, a division of Hiland Dairy, is opening a new distribution center in Monticello. The 4,100 square-foot facility, located at 424 North Conley Street, will serve as a distribution center for Coleman and Hiland Dairy Products. Areas served from this facility will include Monticello, McGehee, Lake Village, Eudora, Dermott, Crossett, Dumas and other communities in the southeast region of Arkansas.

“We are excited to be able to better serve the Delta area and be part of such a fine community like Monticello,” said Walt Coleman. “This area has many of the same core values of hard work and the family atmosphere that have been so much a part of our success for over 150 years at the Dairy.”

Bob Coleman lauded Monticello for its assistance. “We are very appreciative to all the good people we have worked with here in Monticello, including the Economic Development Commission,” Coleman said. “They made this all possible.”

The Distribution Center, opening in Mid August, will be staffed by current Coleman employees who will be re-located to Monticello. There will also be an economic impact with fuel and construction needs.

“The rich Arkansas history of Coleman Dairy has made this project very exciting for Monticello,” said Nita McDaniel, MEDC executive director.  “We are very proud to see Coleman added to our economic landscape.”

Monticello Mayor Allen Maxwell said the city is excited that Coleman chose Monticello as a location for its distribution center.

“The city is excited about Coleman’s Area Distribution Center being located in Monticello and we hope that their experience here will be very positive,” Maxwell said.