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The Frederick County Board of Supervisors selected HP Hood LLC as its Dairy Foods’ 2013 dairy processor of the year. HP Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operations in the United States, according to a news release from the Winchester-Frederick County Economic Development Commission and Lynne Bohan, vice president of communications and government affairs for HP Hood.

The company has expanded four times since it originally opened its 1999 facility in Frederick County: in 2001, 2004, 2010, and has another project underway now. The award was presented on Wednesday.