Case Farms Finalizes Purchase of Park Farms

On February 24, 2012, in Industry Notes, by Maggie Ernst

Case Farms has announced that it has purchased the assets of Ohio-based Park Farms, including a processing plant and hatchery. All facilities formerly owned by Park Farms will be restarted the week of March 19, following a shutdown to retool the processing plant for new products to be produced at the facilities.  Production volumes will be determined by economic parameters as Case Farms said it intends to grow the business considerably in the future.

Case Farms has reached an agreement with Cleveland-based United Food and Commercial Workers Local (UFCW) 880, giving all hourly employees who were formerly unionized with Park Farms the option to retain employment under Case Farms.

“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,” McDaniel said.