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About North Pacific Canners & Packers, Inc.

NORPAC Foods has built a business putting fruits and vegetables into portable packages. The company is a farmer-owned cooperative that produces frozen fruits and vegetables. Products are marketed under the Vegetable Collections, American Harvest, Chef Starters, Fruit Toppings, and Fruit Collection among other labels. It grows and harvests non-GMO seed fruits and vegetables of unsurpassed quality in processing plants located in the Pacific Northwest. NORPAC Foods sells its foods to US foodservice companies, and educational institutions. NORPAC Foods was formed by a group of Oregon farmers in 1924.

Change in Company Type

In mid-2019, Oregon Potato Company and NORPAC agreed into an asset purchase agreement which Oregon Potato Company will acquire substantially all of the NORPAC's assets.

Bankruptcy

In mid-2019, NORPAC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to sell most of its assets to Oregon Potato Company. NORPAC has a $102.5 million debt from CoBank ACB.

Operations

Sourced from 35,000 acres of farmland located in the Pacific Northwest, It offers a dozen of selection of fruits and vegetables which includes vegetable blends, organic vegetables, ancient grains, vegetable classics, and stir fry vegetables, among others from its brands.

Geographic Reach

From its headquarters in Oregon, NORPAC, it has multiple processing facilities in the Willamette Valley. It also operates facilities located in Brooks, and Stayton, Oregon.

Sales and Marketing

US foodservice companies, and educational institutions purchase NORPAC's packaged products.

Strategy

NORPAC prides itself as being Pacific Northwest has grown, sustainable and safe, and a family farm. However, in 2019 it entered into an asset purchase agreement with Oregon Potato Company, following the company's chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for a free and clear sale. NORPAC's business operations will continue as normal through the bankruptcy process, and it assured its customers that it can continue to rely on the company for its products. This deal soon fell through, and NORPAC is to be purchased by another buyer, Simplot Frozen Vegetables.

North Pacific Canners & Packers, Inc.

3225 25th St SE
Salem, OR 97302-1133
Phone: 1 (503) 399-8019

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Director: Steve Becic
Director Marketing: Brad Burden
President and CEO: George F. Smith
Employees (This Location): 702
Employees (All Locations): 4,000

Major Office Locations

Salem, OR

Other Locations

Lake Oswego, OR
Salem, OR