On Friday, the first trucks carrying shelf-stable milk from the Mountaintop Beverage facility rolled away from the Morgantown Industrial Park to locations across the country.
Not bad when you consider the site where the massive factory stands was literally a mountaintop in August of 2021.
"This is quite a place, " Mountaintop Beverage CEO Jeffrey Sokal said.
And it's got quite a mission.
"The goal we have is to help rebuild the farming infrastructure and to rebuild dairy. Dairy production in the state of West Virginia is down roughly by half over the last 10 years, " Sokal said. "The state has very strong FFA and 4-H programs. So, for folks who want to farm, this factory is going to be here for decades."
That's why recruiting Sokal and his team from western New York to West Virginia became a priority for Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt and West Virginia Dairy Association Deputy Commissioner Joe Hatton.
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