Just South of Louisville, our Leitchfield facility has been a part of Bel Brands, USA for almost five decades. Our parent company purchased the Avalon Cheese company in 1970, and it’s been an essential part of the Leitchfield community ever since.
Leitchfield at a Glance
- ISO 14001 certification
- OHSAS 18001 certification
- FSSC 22000
- Grayson County Plant of the Year 2016, 2017
Joined the Bel family in 1970
- The Laughing Cow (438,935,040 portions per year)
- Mini Babybel
- 57,448 sq ft
- 360 employees and growing
Our People Are Our Biggest Asset
Many of the Leitchfield employees have worked at the plant for over 15 years, so it’s implicit that it’s a work environment that people enjoy. One of the biggest employers in Grayson county, it runs on the knowledge and expertise of its people, and we invest in them as much as possible with education reimbursement and on- and off-site training and development.
A Longstanding Tradition of Advancement
Investing in employee development is just the beginning—we also invest heavily in the improvement and forward development of the facility itself. The Leitchfield plant just underwent a large-scale renovation that focused on reducing waste, deploying new equipment, upgrading existing equipment, and continually improving processes and procedures. This keeps Leitchfield running smoothly—30,000 lab analyses are performed each year, and 24,000 maintenance work orders are executed yearly.