Aug 28, 2019
Oregon Potato Company acquires assets of NORPAC Foods, which files for Chapter 11

NORPAC Foods Inc., a grower-owned fruit and vegetable cooperative founded in 1924, announced Aug. 22 that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Oregon Potato Company under which it will acquire substantially all of the NORPAC’s assets. NORPAC has initiated proceedings under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon to facilitate a free and clear sale.

“NORPAC is pleased to have found a partner who shares our vision and will ensure the best possible future for our growers, employees, customers, and partners,” said Shawn Campbell, CEO. “Our business operations will continue as normal through the bankruptcy process. Our 2,700 employees will continue to receive their wages and benefits, our vendors and suppliers will be paid in the ordinary course of business going forward and our customers can continue to rely on us for unparalleled produce and products thanks to our family of farmers.”

NORPAC anticipates the transaction will close within 60-90 days. During that time current management will continue to lead operations supported by debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing provided by CoBank. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, federal regulatory and Bankruptcy Court approvals.

Frank Tiegs, president of Oregon Potato Company said: “We intend to work as quickly as possible through the forthcoming process. We are excited about bringing the growers, employees, partners and various assets of NORPAC together with our family of companies. The combined businesses will enhance the offerings and service to customers across all business channels.”

Court filings as well as other information related to the restructuring are available at, or by calling 877-634-7180 (U.S./Canada) or 424-236-7225 (International).

Oregon Potato Company is a private grower and processor of potatoes, vegetables and fruits. The company has operations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Each location supported by locally owned farms.

75 Applewood Dr. Ste. A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345


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