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Acquires Goldin Pickle Company
Pat Hunn, founder and president of Focus Foods, Inc. based in Celina, TX has announced his acquisition of Goldin Pickle Company in Garland, TX. Focus Foods, Inc. is the maker of Hunn's Private Stock Pickles and Relish.
said this about the acquisition of Goldin Pickle Company
"This is a great opportunity.
This is the first time that I have been in position to make my own products instead of using a co-packer.
It's going to be a new challenge, and one that I am looking forward to.
began working on the acquisition as far back as March.
said "I began talking to Steve Collette about perhaps joining our companies together to form a new pickle venture that I had in mind.
said the factory is really intriguing "Steve did a great job designing this plant.
thought of a lot of clever ideas to incorporate into making this plant very functional for it's present needs, but also with future growth in mind.
You know there aren't many new pickle factories in the U.S. In fact, our facility may well be newest pickle factory in the country".
convinced Collette to join him in the new company, named First Place Foods, LLC.
Collette was eager to join forces with Hunn
as well, saying "Pat
and I have known each other for some time.
We both grew up in the pickle business and share a combined 60 years experience in the industry.
This deal just made a lot of sense.
I was ready for a new challenge.
and I share the same passion for pickles, but we believe our combined individual talents should serve our new company well.
We're both really excited".
In addition to making pickles and relish for the foodservice and institutional trade, Hunn hopes to cash in on his
experience with retail stores and club stores to grow in that area as well.
Perhaps the single biggest idea that Hunn wants to seize is in the emerging Refrigerated Dill category.
believes that the North Texas location gives First Place Foods, LLC
a competitve advantage for year-round sourcing of raw cucumbers.
said "most of the refrigerated pickles in this market come from the midwest or east coast.
Howeer, for several months of the year the cucumbers they are using come from Mexico or South Texas.
In etiher case, we are much closer to the source of cucumbers, so we should be more competitively priced due to the reduction in freight costs of raw product as well as finished product.
We fully intend to be a major player in the Refrigerated Pickle category."
The new First Place Foods, LLC is located just off of Centerville Rd, south of S.H. 66
in Garland, Tx. Hunn
intends to quickly transporm the factory into a diversified manufacturing facility.
already has designs on several pieces of new equipment, and upgreades to the infrastructure of the facility will soon be underway.
summed up his
feelings in just two words, "I'm excited".