Two of Baltimore's oldest dairies are consolidating: Cloverland Farm Dairy has purchased Green Spring Dairy.
The acquisition, for an undisclosed price, combines the operations of Cloverland, which was founded in 1929, with its longtime competitor, which was started eight years later.
In recent years, Green Spring was owned by Dairy Enterprises Inc. of New Jersey. Ralph C. Kemp, Cloverland's president, said the company is happy to bring the ownership back to Baltimore.
Cloverland has about 200 workers at its Monroe Street plant and 13 at a smaller establishment in Salisbury. Green Spring employs 280 people at its processing plant on Loch Raven Road and 40 people at a satellite operation in Salisbury.
The milk processing and distribution operations are expected to be combined at the more modern Green Spring plant.
George D. Edwards II, a Cloverland spokesman, said the Monroe Street plant may close if one plant can meet market demand. He said no layoffs are planned.