TROUTMAN, NC – Case Farms has completed the purchase of Ohio-based Park Farms' assets, which include a processing plant and hatchery, the company announced Feb. 17.
Case Farms said all facilities formerly owned by Park Farms will be reopen the week of March 19, following a shutdown to retool the processing plant in preparation for new products that will be made at those facilities. Economics will determine production volumes, however, Case Farms said it intends to grow the business considerably in the future.
The company also said an agreement was made with Cleveland-based United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 880. The deal gives all hourly employees who were formerly unionized with Park Farms the option to retain employment under Case Farms, the company said.
“We are pleased to have completed the purchase of Park Farms’ assets and reached an agreement with the UFCW Local 880,” said Chuck McDaniel, vice president and general manager of Case Farms. “Park Farms has a strong, 65-year history of providing employment in the local community and supplying high-quality chicken products, a legacy we will continue under the Case Farms name. With the full commitment of local and state governments, we look forward to a future of long-term success.”