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E.W. Brandt and Sons acquires packing and storage facility

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WAPATO, WA – February 25, 2022 – E.W. Brandt & Sons BB #:149314, parent company for RemBrandt Masterpiece Fruit, announced today that it is significantly expanding its operations with the acquisition of a 45,000 SF packing house as well as a major CA storage facility.

Also included is an office complex, two covered shook storage areas, IT systems, machine shop, rolling stock, and 380 acres of leased orchards.

The multi-part acquisition represents a pivotal investment in the company’s future, according to Vice-President, Dana Brandt, who co-leads the family-run company with his brother Allen Brandt, President.

“This gives us room to grow. Demand for RemBrandt fruit continues to increase. This will enable us to meet that demand, expand our customer base, and stay nimble in an ever-changing global market. Equally important, it will allow us to consolidate the majority of our operations into a single location, achieving significant efficiencies and economies of scale, which will benefit our customers.”

The purchase will expand the company’s footprint, enabling an increase in packing capacity and a major increase in fruit storage – with plenty of room for expansion. The packing plant includes a modern line with dedicated equipment optimized for apples and soft fruit, which will be integrated with the company’s state-of-the-art Greefa sorting system and advanced inventory software.

Adjacent to the packing plant are two storage buildings, cold rooms and a large CA storage facility.

E.W. Brandt & SONS sales and management offices will also be relocated at the new site. The company’s current plant, which is nearby, will be converted to additional storage.

About EW Brandt & Sons, Inc.
Family owned and operated, E.W. Brandt & Sons is a leading grower, packer and marketer of more than 70 different varieties of fresh Washington-grown fruit. The Brandt family has been farming in the Yakima Valley of Washington State since the early 1900’s. The roots of the company go back to 1947, when Everette and Ada Brandt purchased 16 acres of peaches and cherries near the company’s current headquarters in Wapato. Eventually, they expanded their orchards and brought their sons into the family business. In time, to gain better control over how their fruit was packed and marketed, the family invested in state-of-the-art packing and storage facilities, recruited top-quality growers and built their own sales force. Today, the company’s fruit is shipped worldwide, year round. To learn more, visit