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Peninsula Packaging Company, LLC, a leading provider of thermoformed plastic packaging products, announced recently that it has acquired the agricultural thermoforming division of Berkley Operations, LLC, doing business as Packaging Plus in Yakima. Acquisition strengthens Peninsula Packaging’s position as a leading packaging supplier to the fresh produce and bakery industries. Peninsula Packaging will now serve its customers through four strategic locations located on the West Coast and East Coast. As part of the acquisition, Peninsula will expand into the former Ace Hardware distribution center on River Road in Yakima.
Ed Byrne, CEO of Peninsula Packaging, said: “The Packaging Plus transaction expands our geographic footprint and increases the breadth of our product offering. We are very excited to be in Yakima and will be adding new equipment and employees to the operation almost immediately.”
Peninsula is a great company and we are pleased to see them expanding in Yakima and creating 25 new jobs. They are a perfect fit for our area given the magnitude of our agriculture industry.
More About Peninsula Packaging, LLCPeninsula Packaging is a leading provider of custom thermoformed plastic packaging products targeting the fresh produce and bakery markets. The Company has fully integrated operating platform, which includes extrusion, thermoforming and labeling at its two production facilities located in Exeter, California and Wilson, North Carolina. Peninsula provides custom tooling design services, responsive customer service and rapid order turnaround to customer group of leading produce growers, bakery companies and grocery retailers. The Company's products are environmentally friendly, using recycled materials and renewable energy. For information about Peninsula, please visit www.penpack.net.