Lipman Acquires Ace Tomato Packing House
Florida-based Lipman Produce has acquired a packing house from Manteca, Calif.-based Ace Tomato Co., a tomato packer and fresh produce distributor. The newly acquired facility will join Lipman’s nationwide network of packing, repacking and processing companies after the 2012 growing season concludes.
“As a year-round supplier, it’s critical that we operate in geographically and seasonally diverse areas,” said Gerry Odell, chief farming officer for Lipman.
This acquisition is Lipman’s fourth in eight months and is a key component to the company’s nationwide expansion.
Lipman commands a significant percentage of the fresh tomato industry with 30 locations throughout the United States and Mexico.