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Hanover Foods History - Timeline

1924 HANOVER CANNING COMPANY started with 60 employees, canning locally grown vegetables

1952 Purchase of Centre Hall, PA plant to expand into frozen manufacturing

1960 Started producing IQF vegetables in poly bags

1969 Name changed to HANOVER BRANDS, INC.

1972 Purchased ALCOSA in Guatemala, Central America for ability of year round vegetable crops, also processing & packaging

1980’s Acquisition of many regional food company products including names such as Myers, Phillips, Gibb's, Mitchells, SuperFine, O&C

1990 Name changed to HANOVER FOODS, CORP. and John Warehime takes the helm of the company.

1990 Purchased SPRING GLEN FRESH FOODS in Ephrata, PA to expand into the growing refrigerated fresh foods market

1991 Purchased plant in Clayton, DE to expand frozen vegetables & frozen entrée production capabilities

1998 Purchased L.K. BOWMAN MUSHROOM CO. in Nottingham, PA this expanded product selection to include frozen, canned, and chilled mushrooms

1999 Purchased plant equipment and trademarks of DRAPER KING COLE in Delaware

2000 Purchased YORK SNACKS and BONTON Foods these operations and the BICKEL'S potato chip plant purchased in 1998 made Hanover a full line snack manufacturer

2001 Purchased Ridgely, MD Saulsbury Brothers plant expanding frozen production to include onions, peppers, and squash

2003 Purchased WEGE PRETZEL CO. in Hanover, PA

2003 Purchased SUNSPROUT of Lancaster County adding ability to grow & pack fresh sprouts

2004 Purchased VENICE MAID canned manufacturer of soups, gravy, pastas, entrees, & pureed meats

2008 Purchased Castleberry adding additional canned products to the Hanover Food Co. family

2008 Purchased Troyer Farms in Erie, PA. Merging with Bickel’s Snacks and creating a full line, high volume snack producer