BelleHarvest and Michigan Fresh Marketing Merge
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - BelleHarvest and Michigan Fresh Marketing recently announced a merger of the two companies so both can market as one unified organization. This merger will then make BelleHarvest and Michigan Fresh Marketing the second largest apple shipper in the state.
“This move is being made to take full advantage of both companies strengths and abilities,” stated BelleHarvest CEO Milt Fuehrer, in a recent press release. “By merging the offices into one company, there will be a robust sales department along with a wider distribution footprint.”
The combined companies will represent approximately 150 growers and will operate seven packing facilities in Michigan and Wisconsin.
The press release noted that the organization is targeting 3 million bushels of fresh apples available for sale in the upcoming season.
“The growth potential these two organizations bring to the market is exponential,” claimed Michigan Fresh CEO Joe D’Ottavio. “We have an experienced sales team, diverse varieties, and the ability to pack orders quickly and efficiently.”
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