Cumberland Dairy had outgrown its processing plant by late 1977 and purchased a 36 acre tract of land in Rosenhayn where it built a 7,200 square foot refrigerated warehouse and a 2,000 square foot office. This new warehouse would accommodate all the refrigerated products for McDonald’s and converted the Bridgeton facility back to being a processing plant only.
In December of 2011, the company lost the man who was the driving force behind the company’s tremendous growth. Carmine Catalana III passed away at the age of 81. It was under his leadership that Cumberland Dairy went from a small local dairy, to one of the nation’s premier manufacturers of specialty dairy products.
On November 1, 2017, after operating as a successful family owned business for almost 85 years, Cumberland Dairy became part of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). As a Cooperative owned and governed by family farmers, milk marketing is at the center of DFA’s business. But just a ripple out from that main drop sits our commercial investments, which are focused on high milk utilization and delivering returns to our farmer-members. Cumberland Dairy brings extended shelf-life capabilities and decades of experience to DFA, delivering value across our network and back to our more than 13,000 family farm-owners.