Milk to flow again at shuttered Bangor dairy under Pineland ownership
Two 65-foot-long tractor trailer trucks maneuvering the tight turn from Hammond Street into Bangor’s Hildreth North Business Park in early April had folks buzzing at nearby Chase’s Family Restaurant.
Each truck carried a silo that could hold 30,000 gallons of milk.
Their destination: the former Grant’s Dairy, where Pineland Farms Dairy Co. plans to have milk flowing again by July.
“The trucks tied up traffic with the silos, which each are 45 feet long, so that’s more than 65 feet including the trailer,” said Mark Whitney, president of Pineland Farms Dairy on a recent tour of the dairy.
A third silo is due for delivery in May or early June.
Shortly thereafter, Pineland Farms Dairy will be making cheese and another milk product line in the hallmark Bangor dairy, which had been empty for more than five years. Most of the machinery is in the plant and being set up, Whitney said.
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