Country Pure Foods Acquires Cal-Tex Citrus Juice
Country Pure Foods, an independent juice processor, acquired Houston-based Cal-Tex Citrus Juice, LP.
"The acquisition of Cal-Tex gives us the opportunity to extend our geographic reach by adding a fourth production facility, allowing us to better serve our national accounts with a combined broad product offering and improved delivery time to market," says Raymond Lee, president and CEO of Country Pure Foods, Akron, Ohio. "We will continue to look at other opportunities to broaden our manufacturing footprint as we complete our coast-to-coast strategy."
Country Pure Foods will continue to operate the Cal-Tex plant located in Houston, Texas, and products will be consolidated under the Ardmore Farms brand. In addition to the newly acquired Houston plant, Country Pure Foods has facilities in Akron, Ohio; Ellington, Conn.; and Deland, Fla. Gary Van Liew will remain with the combined company, serving as vice chairman.