The old Midland Brewery, believed to have been the Burton Brewery, was used as the Milk Processing Plant for thirty years. It was purchased in the mid 1940s by the Manawatu Milk and Cream Co. When the milk processing plant for the Manawatu Line began operating, the building was sold to the Consumers Co-operative Society, who demolished it in 1974. The area where the building stood was used by the Society for customer car parking behind the PDC. See 2008N_D78_WOR_1415 for a view of this building's demolition.