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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 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.
GPC Delivers More to Growers
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.
When your nuts are delivered to one of 21 family-owned and conveniently located receiving stations, they are washed, dried and sampled to the highest industry standards and delivered to our modern, efficient and earth-friendly processing plants to be marketed, sold and shipped to exclusive buying partners, both global and domestic.
Highest Grower Returns
We adapt quickly to global and market forces for a higher return to the grower. Our industry-leading sales and marketing strategy, combined with a long-term growth strategy, has led to stronger grower profit shares every year. Our experienced, stable, and innovative staff continues to lead the industry resulting in millions of profit shares for our growers!
Get paid quickly
As a George Packing Company partner, you’ll receive cash payment within 45 days of receiving your nuts.
Highest Capacity in the Industry
George Packing Company’s sister processing facilities comprise the largest sheller, shipper and supplier of hazelnuts to North America. GPC is prepared for the new acres you are planting and we’ve been making capacity investments for a decade to process every hazelnut grown in Oregon in less than 100 days, for the next 50 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 solutions that make our systems more efficient, faster and profitable. Our processing plant maintains top rankings in SQF certifications and third-party sustainability audits, 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 24 years supplying the world’s best markets. We select each premium hazelnut buyer and supply them with the highest quality hazelnuts year after year to return a maximum value back to the farmer. These strategic actions have helped us build long lasting market demand and secure partners. 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
As a cash processor, GPC works with the Hazelnut Growers Bargaining Association to set a guaranteed opening field price for the Fall crop, regardless of market fluctuations. If sales prices happen to go down, growers always 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 Evergreen Contracts
George Packing Company believes it’s our duty to earn your business every year. That’s why we never lock you into restrictive multi-year or “evergreen” contracts. Growers have the right to hold processors accountable for our 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.
Year-Round Chemical and Fertilizer Program
As a year-round benefit to our family of growers, GPC will help finance your hazelnut orchard chemical and fertilizer bill. To qualify, growers agree to a short-term contract to deliver their coming crop to George Packing Company. An allowance of $500 credit per acre of hazelnuts committed to GPC, for approved chemicals and fertilizers, can be charged to our accounts. Call our office for contract and details at 503-537-9606.
New Grower Portal
In 2019, George Packing Company will launch a proprietary Grower Portal where growers will be able to track deliveries and see where they are in the supply chain. Added reports will become available as we expand the Grower Portal technology such as real-time tracking and more. Growers will be able to log into their account 24/7 to receive market reports and see the status of their deliveries.