Verisem acquires new vegetable seed processing facility in Warden, WA
Verisem North America has acquired a new vegetable seed processing facility in Warden, Washington for an undisclosed price.
The nearly 134,851 square foot turnkey facility, which includes 14 buildings and a rail spur over 11.6 acres, is said to boost Verisem’s seed processing capabilities and ramp up its production capacity.
Ibrahim El Menschawi – global CEO of Verisem said: “We are excited to advance our global strategy and enhance our processing capabilities in the Northwest with this new facility and to continue providing customers with the highest quality seeds that they expect from Verisem.
“This state-of-the-art facility provides us even more capacity and expanded service capabilities through new technology to create local jobs, better serve customers and grow our business in North America and beyond.”
Verisem North America’s subsidiary in Moses Lake, Washington – Brotherton Seed has already started operating out of the facility, which will be its new primary base of operations.
The facility will use the latest seed cleaning technology and will offer increased seed handling capacity that will allow Brotherton to continue to cope up with the global market demand growth.
Scott Marks – Brotherton Seed General Manager said: “Expanding our operations into this state-of-the-art seed facility marks the next chapter in the 80-plus years of growth that Brotherton has enjoyed.
“The increased capacity of our new facility will allow us to meet the growing domestic and international demand for the highest quality pea, bean and edamame seeds that our customers expect from Brotherton.”
Verisem North America is a subsidiary of Verisem, a producer, packer and distributor of specialty vegetable seeds, which is a portfolio company of Paine Schwartz Partners.