Kennett Square, Pa.-based South Mill Mushrooms and Canadian producer Champ’s Mushrooms have joined forces.

The combination of the businesses makes the new collective one of the largest mushroom growers and suppliers in North America, according to a news release.

Current management at each company will remain active in day-to-day operations, and South Mill and Champ’s brands will be retained.

“We are very excited to be partnering with the Quach family and the entire Champ’s team,” Michael Pia, co-CEO of South Mill, said in the release. “Champ’s and South Mill share similar values, with a demonstrated commitment to and care for their customers and employees. Together we will have production facilities on both North American coasts and a distribution platform to supply retail and food service channels nationwide.”

The Pia family began growing mushrooms nearly 100 years ago. South Mill operates a total of four distribution centers in Texas, Louisiana and Georgia and ships fresh and processed mushrooms in the U.S. and eastern Canada.

Champ’s was founded in 1998.