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BAYVIEW FOOD PRODUCTS / Mr. Chips Inc.

Phone: 989-879-3555
Fax: 989-879-2659
bayviewfoods.com
jjanicke@bayviewfoods.com
jjanicke@mrchipsforpickles.com.com
jsanders@bayviewfoods.com
gvermeesch@mrchipsforpickles.com

2606 N. Huron Rd.
Pinconning, MI 48650

Staff: Joe Janicke
Staff: Jay Janicke
Staff: Jim Sanders
Staff: Gary Vermeesch
Product: Pickles, Relish and Peppers

BURNETTE FOODS

Phone: 231-264-8116
Fax: 231-264-9597
burnettefoods.com

701 US Highway 31 South
P.O. Box 128
Elk Rapids, MI 49629

Staff: William R. Sherman, CEO
John Pelizzari, COO
Robert Sherman, Jr., Sales Manager
Theresa Amato, Controller

Phone: 231-536-2284
Fax: 231-536-7524
burnettefoods.com

East Jordan Plant:
200 State Street
East Jordan, MI 49727

Staff: Jeff Hammond, Plant Manager
Ted Sherman, Operations Manager
Lynne Herrmann, Traffic Manager
Canned Products: Value added meat items, potatoes, red tart cherries, mixed vegetables, carrots

Phone: 231-264-8116
Fax: 231-264-9597
burnettefoods.com

Elk Rapids Plant:
701 U.S. Highway 31 South
Elk Rapids, Ml 49629

Staff: Bob Sherman bob@burnettefoods.com
          Ray Pollister, Plant Manager
Pete Inman, Traffic Manager
Canned Products: Pie fillings, sweet cherries, red tart cherries, plums, maraschino cherries, glace fruit

Phone: 269-621-3181
Fax: 269-621-4504
burnettefoods.com

Hartford Plant:
87171 C.R. 687
Hartford, MI 49057

Staff: Bill Sherman, Jr., Plant Manager
Sandy Kietzer, Traffic Manager
Canned Products: Applesauce, apple juice

Phone: 231-861-2151
Fax: 231-861-4068
burnettefoods.com

New Era Plant Plant:
4856 First Street
New Era, MI 49446

Staff: Joel Smith, Plant Manager
Jim Merrill, Production Manager
Cheryl McLure, Quality Manager
Kim Klotz, Foodservice Sales
Product: Dry beans, green beans, wax beans and pumpkin

CHERRY GROWERS, INC.

Phone: 231-346-3198
emacleod@cherrygrowers.net
cherrygrowers.net

6331 US 31 South
P.O. Box 90
Grawn, MI 49637

Staff: Eric Macleod,  President, General Manager
Gerri Schichtel, Treasurer, Dir. of Finance
Ed Bergdahl, Director of Operations
Dan Arnold, Facilities Manager
Tom Spencer, Dir. of Human Resources
Frozen Product: RTP cherries (IQF, 5 + 1, Elliot pitted, puree), sweet cherries (IQF, Elliot pitted), apple slices and dices
Canned Product: RTP cherries, sweet cherries, apple juice, applesauce (tin and 4oz. concentrates), assorted juices (PET 8 to 32)
Concentrates: Cherry and apple

COLOMA FROZEN FOODS

Phone: 269-849-0500
Fax: 269-849-0415
sales@colomafrozen.com

4145 Coloma Rd.,
Coloma MI 49038

Staff: Brad Wendzel, President
Paul Boreczky, Industrial Salesr
Eddie Sill, Retail Sales
         Denny Ostyn, Repack and Freezer

Frozen Products: Asparagus, rhubarb, tart cherries, blueberries, apples, fruit juice oncentrates, puree and conentrated puree

Phone: 269-944-1421
Fax: 269-944-3291
colomafrozen.com

Millburg Plant:
4949 North Branch Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Staff: Eddie Sill, Operations Manager
Frozen Products: Fruit mixes, apricots, boysenberries, green beans, peaches, sweet cherries, gooseberries, peas, melon, french fries, stir fry vegetables, fajita vegetables, apple and cherry cumplings, carrots, mixed vegetables, corn, lima beans, mushrooms, Japanese vegetable mix, broccoli, asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, red raspberries, apples, blackberries, RSP cherries

Phone: 269-944-1431
Fax: 269-944-3023
colomafrozen.com

Napier Plant:
4090 E. Napier Ave.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Staff: Denny Ostyn, Plant Manager
Frozen Products: Repack frozen fruits and vegetables

FREESTONE PICKLE COMPANY INC.

Phone: 269-427-7702
Fax: 269-427-5542
Toll-Free: 877-8PICKLE
freestonepickles.com
freestonepickles@freestonepickles.com

610 Center Street
P.O. Box 160
Bangor, MI 49013

Staff: Mike Hescott, President
Don Freestone
Canned Product: Food service and institutional pickles, cauliflower, peppers and relishes, individually packaged pickles, brine stock cauliflower-whole head and buttons, pickle brine stock, contract tanking

FRUIT BELT CANNING INC.

Phone: 269-674-3939
Fax: 269-674-8354
fruitbeltfoods.com

office@fruitbeltfoods.com

54168 60th Ave.
P.O. Box 81
Lawrence, MI 49064

Staff: Dave Frank, President
Carol Beach, Office Manager
Product: Asparagus, strawberries, cherries, blueberries

GERBER PRODUCTS COMPANY

Phone: 231-928-2000
Fax: 231-928-2967
gerber.com

405 State Street
Fremont, MI 49412-0001

Staff:  Tom Boerger, Factory Manager
           Carol Klein, Materials Supply Manager
Product: Complete line of baby food and juices

GRACELAND FRUIT INC.

Phone: 231-352-7181
Fax: 231-352-4711
gracelandfruit.com

1123 Main Street
Frankfort, MI 49635

Staff: Troy Terwilliger, CFO
Ben Evans, Director of Grower Relations
Dr. Nirmal Sinha, Vice President of Research
Craig Farkas, Director of Purchasing
Brent Bradley, Vice President of Sales
Doug Plumstead, Supply Chain Manager
Robert Donnan, VP of Maintenance Operations
Product: RTP cherries, infused dried fruit, frozen infused fruit, infusion fruit juice concentrates, infused dried vegetables

GRAY & COMPANY

Phone: 231-873-5628
Fax: 231-873-2037
cherryman.com
jgreynolds@cherryman.com

3325 W. Polk Road
Hart, MI 49420

Staff: James Reynolds, CEO
Brian Rudy, CFO
Dirk Williams, Director, Cherry Operations
Rick Dowty, Plant Manager
Joe Weinert, Operations Director
Kelly Bowlin, Sales Operations Director
Bob Smith, Traffic/Warehouse Manager
Josh Reynolds, President
5520 SW Macadam Ave., Suite 230
Portland, OR 97239
Product: Maraschino cherries, glace fruit, candied fruit and cherries for ice cream and confections

HARRISON PACKING CO., INC.

Phone: 269-381-3837
Fax: 269-381-6570
harrisonpacking.com

3420 Stadium Park Way
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Staff:  Rush Harrison, President
Darwin Harrison, Vice President
Lisa Hellenga, Secretary
Product: Pickle and pepper products.  Brine stock and contract tanking.

HONEE BEAR CANNING COMPANY

Phone: 269-624-4681
Fax: 269-624-6009
honeebear.com

72100 M-40 Highway South
P.O. Box 907
Lawton, MI 49065

Staff: Steven Packer, President and General Manager
Stephanie Ksionzyk, Sales Manager
         Jim Farley, Sales
Steve Carroll, CFO
Christine Packer-Gosdzinski, Controller
Toby Fields, Facilities Dir./Co-Pack Liason
Glenn Rogers, Business Development
Chuy Flores, Production
Cathy Packer, Office Manager
Isao Asakura, International Marketing
John Sparks, Shipping and Receiving
Canned Product: Asparagus, blueberries, RTP, DSP cherries, purple plums, pie filling, cherries, blueberries, potatoes; diced, sliced and whole,sliced carrots, dry beans, sliced apples and soups.
Frozen Product: Asparagus, cherries and blueberries

INDIAN SUMMER

Phone: 231-845-6248
Fax: 231-843-9453

3958 W. Chauvez Road
Ludington, MI 49431-9704

Staff: David Hackert, COO                                                                             dhackert@indiansummercoop.com

         Roy D. Hackert, President
David Hackert, COO
Daryl Peterson, Chairman of the Board
Doyle Fenner, Operations Manager
Joe Bogus, Logistics Manager
Product: RTP cherries in plastic, canned RTP cherries, apple juice, flavored juices, applesauce, flarvored sauces in plastic, applesauce in cans, apple slices in cans, and concentrates in drums.

KNOUSE FOODS COOPERATIVE INC.

Phone: 717-677-8181
Fax: 717-677-7069
knouse.com

800 Peach Glen-Idaville Road
Peach Glen, PA 17375-0001

Fax: 717-677-4151

Staff: Ken Guise, President and CEO
         Charles J. Haberkorn, VP and General Manager
Scott D. Briggs, VP Human Resources and Communications

Fax: 717-677-3612

David E. Cox Jr, Director of Raw Fruit 

Phone: 269-657-5524
Fax: 269-657-7512
knouse.com

Paw Paw, MI Plant
815 S. Kalamazoo Street,
Paw Paw, MI 49079-0249

Product: Apple juice, applesauce, pie filling

LEELANAU FRUIT COMPANY

Phone: 231-271-3514
Fax: 231-271-4367
leelanaufruit.com

2900 S. West Bay Shore Drive
Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Staff:  Glenn LaCross, President
 Allen Steimel, General Manager al@leelanaufruit.com
          Renee Spalding, Operations Manager
Product: Frozen strawberries, plums, tart and sweet cherries, and brined sweet cherries.

Plant #2: Buckley, Michigan
               10760 N. M37
               Buckley, MI 49620
Randy Boyd, Plant Manager, Plant #2
Product: Maraschino cherries, glace fruit.

MICHIGAN FOOD PROCESSOR COOP. INC.

Phone: 231-845-6248
Fax: 231-843-9453

5130 S. Pere Marquette Rd.
Ludington, MI 49431

Staff:  Roy D. Hackert, President
David Hackert, COO
Doyle Fenner, Operations Manager
Dean Raspotnik, Plant Manager
Product: Frozen tart cherries, IQF tart and sweet cherries, frozen apple slices, fresh asparagus. 

MICHIGAN FREEZE PACK

Phone: 231-873-2175
Fax: 231-873-3025
michiganfreezepack.com
​kutemark@michiganfreezepack.com

835 S. Griswold
P.O. Box 30
Hart, MI 49420

Staff:  Kirk Utemark, CEO
          Amy Mathews, Director of Sales
          Vicki Spear, Quality Manager
          Wendy Beal, Customer Service
 Chris Ritchie, Fieldman-Safety Manaager
Product: Frozen - Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Zucchini
             Bagging Services

MICHIGAN SUGAR COMPANY

Phone: 989-686-0161
Fax: 989-671-3719
michigansugar.com
pioneersugar.com
ray.vandriessche@michigansugar.com

122 Uptown Dr.
Suite 300
Bay City, MI 48708

Staff: Mark Flegenheimer, President / CEO
James Ruhlman, Executive Vice President
Jerry Coleman, Vice President - Marketing
David Noble, Vice President - Operations
         Jeff Adamo, Vice President - Human Resources
         Brian Haraga, CFO

Ray Van Driessche, Director of Community and Government Relations
Brian Deutsch, Director of Safety
Tony Moeggenberg, Director of Logistics and Planning
Product: Pioneer Sugar, Big Chief Sugar; granulated, confectioners powered sugar, golden light brown sugar, liquid sucrose, molasses, beet pulp.

OCEANA FOODS, INC.

Phone: 231-861-2141
Fax: 231-861-6351

168 Lincoln St.
Shelby, MI 49455

Staff: Jeff Tucker, General Manager
Product: Dried blueberries, cherries, cranberries, strawberries and apples

PETERSON FARMS, INC.

Production Phone: 231-861-6333
Production Fax: 231-861-6550
Sales Phone: 231-861-7101
Sales Fax: 231-861-2274
petersonfarmsinc.com

3104 W. Baseline Road
P.O. Box 115
Shelby, MI 49455

Staff:  Aaron L. Peterson, President and CEO
          Eric L. Lambert, CFO
 Sarah Peterson Schlukebir, Chief Officer of Sales and Marketing
          Richard Raffaelli, Chief Officer of Operations
          Amy Baker, Director of Quality
 Leo H. Steffens, Raw Product Manager
          Melissa Clark, Human Resourse Manager
Product: Frozen tart cherries, apples, sweet cherries, blueberries, peaches, single strength juice, juice concentrates, purees, fresh cut apples

PINNACLE FOODS, INC.

Phone: 269-561-8211
Fax: 269-561-2758
pinnaclefoods.com

100 Sherman St.
P.O. Box 1050
Fennville, MI 49408

Staff:  Kim Baiers, Plant Manager ext. 2229
William Rybarczyk, Production Manager ext. 2234
Joseph Simaz, Maintenance Manager ext. 2241
Thomas Pantelleria, Plant Controller ext. 2230
Danielle Brien, Procurement Manager ext. 2236

Products:  Comstock/Wilderness fruit fillings, food service fruit fillings and glazes, Birds Eye Frozen Fruit

SHORELINE FRUIT LLC

Phone: 231-941-4336
Fax: 231-941-4525
shorelinefruit.com
cs@shorelinefruit.com

Bayview Professional Centre
10850 E. Traverse Hwy., Suite 4460
Traverse City, MI 49684

Staff:  John Sommavilla, CEO
Corey Geer, CFO
Product: Dried cherries, dried apples, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, 30lb 5+1 IQF, brine cherries, cherry juice concentrate.

SMELTZER ORCHARD COMPANY, LLC

Phone: 231-882-4421
Fax: 231-882-4430
smeltzerorchards.com
info@smeltzerorchards.com

6032 Joyfield Rd.
Frankfort, MI 49635

Staff:  Tim Brian, President
          Wes Laurencelle, Production Manager
Mike Henschell, Production Manager
Keith Brian, Sales & Traffic Manager
Clinton J. Brian, Raw Products Manager
Mike Zych, Controller
Product: Frozen fruit, dried fruit products, and bulk apple juice

SWANSON PICKLE COMPANY

Phone: 231-853-2289
Fax: 231-853-6281

11561 Heights Ravenna Rd.
P.O. Box 211
Ravenna, MI 49451-0211

Staff:  Donald Swanson, Chairman of the Board
          John Swanson, Chairman of the Board
 Katie Hensley, CFO
 David Swanson, Traffic Manager
 Ruth Pyman, Administrative Assistant
 Wes Swanson, Tankyard Manager
 Matt Swanson, Ag Manager
 Janet Moore, Lab
Product: Graded fresh and brine cucumbers, contract brining and grading.

TWIN CITY FOODS INC.

Phone: 360-629-2111
Fax: 360-629-3533
twincityfoods.com

10120 269th Place NW
P.O. Box 699
Stanwood, WA 98292

Staff: John S. Lervick, President
Mark M. Lervick, Executive Vice President
Mick Lovgreen, Vice President Operations
Steve Lervick, Corporate Production Manager

Phone: 616-374-8837
Fax: 616-374-4791
twincityfoods.com

Michigan Plant:
1315 Sherman St.
Lake Odessa, MI 48849

Staff: Ken Stensen, Division Manager

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