Mastronardi Produce® Enters Joint Venture With Intergrow Greenhouses; Paul Mastronardi and Dirk Biemans Comment
KINGSVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA - Mastronardi Produce® is bringing another partner into the fold, this time forming a new joint venture. The grower has teamed up with Intergrow Greenhouses, acquiring commercial high-tech greenhouse facilities and a trucking business in the state of New York. Together, the two will form Sungrow Farms, adding 105 acres of production capacity to Mastronardi’s domestic network.
“This strategic investment allows Mastronardi Produce to offer even more flavorful, locally grown fruits and vegetables,” said Paul Mastronardi, President and Chief Executive Officer 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 within a 24-hour drive of 60 percent of the United States population, a press release explained.
The new company will continue to produce Intergrow cherry tomatoes on the vine in addition to growing Mastronardi Produce’s exclusive, high-flavor fruits and vegetables, which will be marketed under the company’s award-winning brands.
“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.”
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