Mastronardi Produce enters joint venture with Intergrow
Mastronardi Produce announces a new expansion of its U.S. network through a joint venture formed with Intergrow Greenhouses, which will include the acquisition of Intergrow’s commercial greenhouse facilities and trucking business in the state of New York. The new company, Sungrow Farms, adds 105 acres of high-tech greenhouse production capacity to Mastronardi’s domestic network and ensures continuity of operations at local greenhouses, keeping more than 280 people employed in the workforce.
“This strategic investment allows Mastronardi Produce to offer even more flavorful, locally grown fruits and vegetables,” said Paul Mastronardi, president & CEO of Mastronardi Produce. “We look forward to continuing to serve our customers and delivering on our mission to inspire healthy living through WOW flavor experiences.”
Sungrow Farms’ high-tech greenhouse facilities have further capacity for expansion and are located in New York within a 24-hour drive of 60% of the U.S. population.
“We are thrilled to enter into a joint venture with Mastronardi Produce, the North American industry leader in greenhouse grown produce,” said Dirk Biemans, president of Sungrow Farms. “This partnership ensures the continuation of our legacy as well as our commitment to our shareholders, employees, and the communities we’re in.”
Sungrow Farms will continue to produce Intergrow cherry tomatoes on the vine in addition to growing Mastronardi Produce’s fruits and vegetables, which will be marketed under the company’s award-winning brands.