Jasper Products L.L.C
On May 2nd, 2007, Stremicks Heritage Foods completed the purchase of a majority ownership interest in Jasper Products LLC. The addition of Jasper is a strategic acquisition allowing Stremicks Heritage Foods to enhance its production capabilities and broaden its customer base and geography. This will result in an expanded presence in the branded food products industry and a greater focus on both extended shelf life and shelf-stable technology.
Jasper Products was established in 1999, and its operation in Joplin, Missouri is considered one of the premier aseptic plants in the country. Some of the products in Jasper’s portfolio include soy, milk, juice, coffee creamers, soup and tea in both refrigerated and shelf stable packaging. Jasper founder Ken Haubein will retain an ownership position and will continue to be responsible for day-to-day operations.
"We are excited about the opportunities that this addition of Jasper Products has to offer," said Lou Stremick, President and CEO of Stremicks Heritage Foods. "We look forward to the growth of both Heritage and Jasper in the years ahead."
Stremicks Heritage Foods, manufactures, sells and distributes value-added, specialty food products on a regional and national scale. Heritage, headquartered in Santa Ana, California, operates plants in Santa Ana and Riverside, California, Cedar City, Utah. Heritage owns or licenses such well recognized brands as Kerns, Rice Dream, 8th Continent and Heritage Organic Milk .