Twin City Foods announced plans to shift re-pack operations from its Stanwood, Wash., plant, to its Pasco, Wash., facility. The corporate office will remain in Stanwood.

This decision was based on the economies of a longer growing season, availability of production ground and plant capacities in Eastern Washington operations. 

Product destined for Midwestern and Eastern states can be more efficiently repackaged in Eastern Washington, while product destined for Pacific Rim countries can be efficiently shipped to ports from the Eastern Washington plants. 

This move of repack operations is expected to occur in a phased approach, beginning in early 2018, and would not impact the Stanwood workforce until early to mid-2018. 

“We are being careful to consider the impact on our employees and the community when deciding on how to operate the Stanwood facility. Our product, our clients and our employees are equally important to our success as a company,” says Steve Lervick, vice president-operations. 

Twin City Foods discontinued fresh processing at the Stanwood plant in 2009.