Industrial Auction News 104

Immediate Sale – Dairy Facility Equipment Sale

Pittsburgh based Harry Davis & Company was founded in 1955 and has since grown to be a major force in auction and appraisal services in the region. The firm specialises in auctions, appraisals and immediate and turnkey sales for the dairy, food and beverage industries. Harry Davis & Company are selling the Dairy Farmers of America, Garelick Farms dairy facility located in Franklin, Massachusetts.

Founded in 1931, Garelick Farms was acquired in 1997 by Dean Foods. In 2019 Dean Foods entered voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings and in February this year, entered into an asset purchase agreement with DFA.

At the time of its construction, the plant was the largest dairy facility in the United States. The 300,000 square foot facility has 11 production lines and an annual capacity of over 130 million gallons.Products manufactured at the site include white milk, flavoured milk, cultured buttermilk, juice and other drinks.

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