Immokalee, Fla.-based Lipman has acquired Ace Tomato Co., a Manteca, Calif.-based tomato packer and fresh produce distributor.

The facility will join Lipman's nationwide network of packing, repacking and processing operations after the 2012 season, according to a news release.

The acquisition is the fourth in eight months for Lipman and brings to 30 the locations the company owns throughout the United States and Mexico.

In addition to California, Florida and Mexico, Lipman also has operations in South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland.