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Mountaintop Beverage off to a strong start with growth possibilities and partnerships in the future


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –The 330,000-square-foot Mountaintop Beverage facility in the Morgantown Industrial Park is running at about two-thirds capacity with plans to grow.

President and CEO Jeff Sokal explained they specialize in the production of dairy products using the aseptic process. The process is relied upon heavily in developing countries without robust refrigeration capacity.

“A typical dairy is going to cook a product like milk to about 170 degrees, and we process it closer to 290 degrees,” Sokal said last week on WAJR’s “Talk of the Town.” “It’s very rapid heating, and you end up extending the shelf life in a refrigerated or shelf-stable format of that final product to about one year.”

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