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JOIN OUR FAMILY OF GROWERS
George Packing Company, with sister company Northwest Hazelnut, is the largest packer and processor of filberts in North America. We have deep roots in this industry–growing filberts for more than 40 years and processing them for 25 years as George Packing Company. This rich heritage allowed us to build the most experienced, longest-serving grower-management team in North America. If you already deliver to George Packing, thank you. If you are looking for a new packer, we ask that you give us a chance to earn your business.
We Earn Your Business Every Year
We built our company on one guiding principle: to deliver more profit, more service and more markets to growers. We see growers as partners who share in the profitability of working together. We work hard to earn your business year after year by maximizing returns to growers through the entire supply and marketing chain.
Once you deliver your nuts to one of our family-owned and conveniently located receiving stations, they are washed, dried and graded to the highest industry standards and delivered to our modern, efficient and earth-friendly processing plants. Our marketing powerhouse then goes to work for you — selling your hazelnuts to exclusive global and domestic buyers. We work hard to bring you the highest returns in the industry.
Highest Grower Returns
We adapt quickly to global and market forces to give our growers the highest returns in the industry! Our industry-leading sales and marketing team has built a long-term growth strategy resulting in stronger grower profit shares every year. Our experienced, stable, and innovative staff continues to lead the industry resulting in millions of dollars in profit shares for our growers!
Get paid quickly
As a George Packing partner, you’ll receive cash payment
within 45 days of your final delivery.
Highest Capacity in the Industry
George Packing Company’s sister processing facilities comprise the largest sheller, shipper and supplier of hazelnuts to North America. Our plants are prepared for every new acre you are planting and we’ve made enormous capacity investments for a decade. We can process every hazelnut grown in Oregon in less than 100 days, for the next 25 years. We are always planning for the future to protect your bottom line.
Most Advanced Processor in the Industry
Because George Packing Company has consistently invested in equipment and technology over the years, we are able to process your nuts as efficiently as possible, maintaining high quality standards and low processing costs. Year after year, we integrate state-of-the art sorting, handling and processing upgrades to make our systems the most efficient, fastest and profitable. Our plant maintains top rankings in SQF certifications (99% for 2020 audit) and a Gold EcoVadis rating in our sustainability audit, ranking among the top 3% in the world in the processing of fruits and nuts.
More Buyers, More Markets: Global and Domestic
George Packing Company has spent more than 25 years researching and supplying the world’s best markets. We select premium hazelnut buyers and supply them with the highest quality hazelnuts year after year. Decades of strategic action helps us build long-range market demand and secure partners to return a maximum value back to the farmer. Our broad, stable and secure marketing strategies play out in a long-range strategic plan to target every hazelnut market and be positioned for the future.
No-Risk! Guaranteed Field Price. Cash in 45 Days.
As a cash processor and member of the Hazelnut Growers Bargaining Association, our growers begin harvest with a guaranteed opening field price for the Fall crop–regardless of market fluctuations. Even if global market prices go down, growers receive the guaranteed field price within 45 days of delivery. Our growers enjoy all the upside market potential without any of the downside risk.
No-Risk! No Evergreen Contracts
Shaun and Larry George started GPC to empower growers and maximize their returns, We never require growers to sign contracts and oppose restrictive, multi-year or “evergreen” contracts. It’s our duty to earn your business every year. Growers should be in the driver’s seat with the right to hold processors accountable for their returns, customer service, and integrity in the market. Once you experience the GPC Advantage, we believe you’ll join our family of hundreds of filbert growers who entrust us with their hazelnut crop year after year.
Earn 2% Cash Back on Your Chemical and Fertilizer Bill
As a year-round benefit to our family of growers, GPC will help prepay your hazelnut orchard chemical and fertilizer bill. To qualify, growers agree to a seasonal, short-term agreement to deliver their coming crop to George Packing Company. Chemical costs will be deducted from the final payment for your crop. In the following calendar year, you’ll receive a 2% rebate (in addition to any rebate or patronage provided by your supplier). Call our office for details at 503-537-9606.
Check out our NEW Grower Portal!
In 2019, George Packing Company launched a proprietary Grower Portal where growers can track their deliveries and see where they are in the supply chain. Added reports will become available as we expand the Grower Portal technology. Growers will be able to log into their account 24/7 to receive market reports and see the status of their deliveries.