H.C. Schmieding Produce Co., a wholesale distributor of fruits and vegetables, has been acquired by Florida-based Woerner Holdings Inc.
The multimillion-dollar deal was finalized April 1 for an undisclosed amount.
Chris Gryskiewicz, the chief financial officer of WHI, said H.C. Schmieding, which has about 30 employees, will continue to be headquartered in Springdale at 2230 N. Thompson St. The company ships potatoes for a network of growers, and also supplies watermelons, carrots, pumpkins and other fruits and vegetables to processors, chain stores and terminal markets throughout the country.
“This is a people business, and [H.C. Schmieding] has relationships with growers and retailers and packing houses throughout the country,” Gryskiewicz said. “We want to use this... [ MORE ]