Three Michigan apple packers have formed a joint company.
Ridgeking Apple Packing & Storage and Michigan Fresh Marketing LLC, both of Belding, and Applewood Orchards Inc., Deerfield, have combined to create All Fresh GPS LLC.
The new sales organization will market, sell, distribute and merchandise apples throughout the U.S. and globally, according to a news release.
The partners own and operate more than 1,500 acres of apples and work with more than 75 family-owned growers. The release says they represent more than 20% of all fresh apples grown in Michigan.
Before the agreement, Michigan Fresh Marketing was already handling Ridgeking’s sales calls.