Garelick’s Bangor milk plant to go up for sale

The Garelick Farms milk plant on Milk Street on Friday, the last day of production. Garelick employees 35 people at the Bangor plant.
The Garelick Farms milk plant on Milk Street on Friday, the last day of production. Garelick employees 35 people at the Bangor plant. Buy Photo
Posted Jan. 18, 2013, at 5:39 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 19, 2013, at 8:07 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Dean Foods, the Texas-based owner of Garelick Farms, plans to put its soon-to-be-vacant milk processing plant in Bangor up for sale.

Jamaison Schuler, a spokesman for Dean Foods, told the Bangor Daily News on Friday that the building would be put on the market in the near future. Friday was the last day of milk production at the Bangor facility.

According to Bangor’s tax assessor’s office, the building is worth $3 million.

The dairy processing equipment, however, will not be part of the deal. Given Dean Foods’ national operations (it owns roughly 80 dairy processing facilities across the country), “there’s probably an opportunity to use that equipment,” Schuler said.

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