Tomato Grower Expands Offerings with Acquisition of Greenhouse Producer
Lipman Family Farms – a large open field tomato grower in North America, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Huron Produce, a greenhouse grower and distributor of tomatoes and vegetables with operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The expansion into greenhouse product will allow Lipman Family Farms to offer its customers hothouse and field grown tomatoes and vegetables on a year-round basis.
“The Huron Produce acquisition is truly transformative,” said Darren Micelle, COO of Lipman Family Farms. “We look forward to the opportunities resulting from the introduction of our proprietary varieties into the protected agriculture space. We have innovative new products planned that will create value for our customers.”
Commenting on the acquisition, Jeff Kints, president of Huron Produce said, “The transaction with Lipman will allow Huron to build on our years of success, accelerate our business strategies and enhance our service and product offering to our customers.”
As part of the acquisition, Lipman plans to expand operations with new facilities in Canada, Nebraska, a second location in Denver and a warehouse in McAllen, Texas.