Press Release: 11.28.2017

Dairy Farmers of America Celebrates Grand Opening

Dairy Farmers of America Plant

On November 10, 2017, members of the McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Kansas City team joined Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy cooperative owned by family farmers, to celebrate the opening of DFA Garden City. McCarthy served as general contractor for the state-of-the-art, 214,000 square-foot dairy ingredients plant located in southwest Kansas.

The plant, which has brought 66 new jobs to the area, produces whole and skim milk powder, nonfat dry milk powder and cream, and receives approximately four million pounds of milk per day from regional farms. DFA Garden City is a partnership between DFA and 12 of its member farms in Southwest Kansas. It will help support the industry’s continued growth in the region, as well as meet rising demand for U.S. dairy both domestically and globally.

“McCarthy is proud to play a small part in helping DFA and its cooperative farmers secure a larger role in the global food supply chain by building this technologically advanced processing plant in Kansas,” said McCarthy Director Greg Lee. “The Garden City DFA facility is a model for sustainability and demonstrates McCarthy’s ability to collaboratively deliver value and expertise for an advanced manufacturing construction project with an aggressive schedule.”

Read DFA’s official press release.

About McCarthy

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 15th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2017). With approximately 1,700 salaried employees and offices in St. Louis; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Omaha, Neb.; Overland Park, Kan.;

Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas; Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif., McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.

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