LEAMINGTON, ON, March 7, 2018 /CNW/ - Highline Mushrooms ("Highline") is pleased to announce its acquisition of the Prairie Mushrooms group of companies ("Prairie"), one of Western Canada's largest integrated mushroom growers and marketers. This acquisition further strengthens Highline's leading Western Canadian operations and enhances its position as both the largest organic mushroom grower and the only coast-to-coast mushroom grower in Canada. Highline's Western Canadian operations now include five farms in British Columbia and Alberta to best serve customers in Western Canada and the U.S.
Highline currently operates in Western Canada as All Seasons' Mushrooms ("All Seasons"); post-acquisition the combination will operate as Highline Mushrooms. Highline will be led in Western Canada by Duke Tran, the current President and founding shareholder of Prairie Mushrooms.
Highline's more than 1,600 employees across Canada will continue to focus on nourishing people, our communities and the environment.
"Prairie is an excellent fit with our existing mushroom business in Western Canada given its trusted position with key customers and its significant organic growing capacity." – Aaron Hamer, Highline President and CEO.
"I am thrilled to work with Duke, to continue our growth in Western Canada while further supporting our customers' increasing needs for quality and innovation to meet consumer demands." - Hamer
"Working with Highline allows us to combine our business with the clear leader in terms of technical expertise and quality levels in Canada and together we will be able to deliver exceptional, products and service to our customers. But even more importantly, when getting to know Highline throughout this process, it became clear to me that we truly share a common set of values and guiding principles." – Duke Tran, Market President, Western Canada.
ABOUT Highline Mushrooms, founded in 1961, has grown to become the largest mushroom grower in Canada and the world's largest grower of organic mushrooms. Highline is Canada's only national mushroom company with operations and customers from coast-to-coast at its nine farms and fourteen total facilities.
The Prairie Mushrooms name has been known throughout Western Canada as a pioneer and leader in the industry for over 50 years. Prairie has continued to set the standard for quality and consistency that its retail and food service customers have come to depend on. Prairie has operations at five sites throughout British Columbia and sells to customers in British Columbia, Alberta, and the Pacific Northwest United States.