Longtime Splendid Products partner JB Cutsinger has started a new business, International Citrus and Produce, in Burlingame, Calif.
Henry “Hank” Beyer, a Los Angeles produce industry veteran and a former partner in Sam Perricone Citrus Co., died in his Sherman Oakes, Calif., home, Nov. 25, at the age of 84.
Springfield, Ill.-based produce distributor Tom Lange Co. has opened a citrus packinghouse in Porterville, Calif., as part of its Seven Seas Packers division.
Gilbert Papazian, longtime produce broker and former president of Burlingame, Calif.-based Lucky Strike Farms, died May 3. He was 83.
Virgil Rasmussen, a longtime partner in Ballantine Produce Co. Inc., died at his California home Nov. 18. He was 94. Sanger, Calif.-based Ballantine Produce closed in 2009 after 65 years in business.