Hiland Dairy: Wichita, Kansas – Hiland Dairy

Hiland Dairy: Wichita, Kansas

This plant primarily serves most of Kansas. The Hiland Wichita plant is on Central Avenue in Old Town and has a long history in the area. In 1882, Nicholas Steffen established his dairy and ice cream business and became the first person to ship ice cream commercially. In addition, Steffen created cartons with wire handles for customers to take their ice cream home. Steffen built the milk processing plant in 1931, where Hiland currently produces fresh milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, and other dairy products. The building is a 1930s industrial art-deco architecture building. Hiland purchased Steffen Dairy in 1991, but because the family-owned Steffen brand was so famous, the name stayed on the label along with Hiland until 1993, and then was removed completely in 1994.

Hiland Wichita currently produces between 1,350,000 and 1,500,000 gallons of milk every month for distribution in various sizes such as dispenser bags, gallons, half gallons, and half-pints. From that volume, 770,000 gallons of milk are produced each month.

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Distribution Locations

Dodge City
Great Bend

Supporting Our Community

Hiland is active in our community and supports our colleges and universities and several sports teams, such as: Wichita State University, Kansas State University, Butler County Community College, the Korn Ferry Golf Tournament, the Wichita Wind Surge, and the Wichita Thunder.

In partnership with the Wagon Masters, Hiland has sponsored the Ice Cream Social at the Wichita River Festival since 1973. That makes it the longest-running event in Riverfest history. Hiland typically scoops out between 550 and 600 gallons of ice cream for the event every year.

Our Commitment to Social Responsibility

We have a complete recycling program for cardboard, plastic, batteries, and pallets to reduce our carbon footprint. All recycling is tracked and recorded to be as eco-friendly as possible. We also capture whey water to give to farmers instead of creating more waste. Farmers take this whey to enrich their animal feed and supplement fertilizer.

    What Makes Us Proud

    Some of the things that make us proud to work at Hiland Dairy are that we supply an excellent, wholesome product to Wichita and the surrounding communities. In addition, we are engaged employees who gain satisfaction knowing that our kids and grandkids drink milk at home and school made at our facility. We have a great workforce and are proud that Hiland Wichita can provide a stable work environment for our employees.


    Quality Chekd, Merit Award for Cultured Products

    Quality Chekd Plant Assessment Award

    Quality Chekd Merit Award for Cultured Products

    Quality Chekd Plant Assessment Award

    QCS Purchasing Nog Off Contest Winner for Regular Eggnog

    World Dairy Expo Dairy Product Award Winner for Yogurt and Cottage Cheese

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