Under the merger, Ready Pac now owns four Tanimura & Antle processing facilities in:
- Jackson, Ga.
- Plymouth, Ind.
Ready Pac is using two additional facilities with which Tanimura & Antle had contracted.
The additional facilities give Ready Pac the opportunity to build upon its distribution base across North America.
Even in regions where a former Tanimura & Antle facility is near a Ready Pac operation, such as in Montreal, the two plants are complementary and don’t duplicate the other’s efforts, Antle said.
“The plant in Montreal for Ready Pac is a spring mix washing plant, and product is sent to other plants for processing. So having two plants there is actually complementary,” Antle said.
He said Tanimura & Antle already has begun handling some of Ready Pac’s fresh-cut load from its Los Angeles facility in Tanimura & Antle’s Salinas plant.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. But in the merger of Salad Time with Ready Pac, the Tanimura & Antle families became stockholders in Ready Pac.
Rick Antle joined Ready Pac’s board of directors. The senior officers of Ready Pac are:
- Dennis Gertmenian, chairman.
- Larry Kern, president and chief executive officer.
- Craig Delaney, executive vice president and chief financial officer.