Quantum Foods and North Star Foods to combine
January 19, 2010
BOLINGBROOK, ILL. — North Star Foods, Inc. and Quantum Foods, L.L.C. are combining operations into a single food company under the Quantum Foods name. The combined company will be capable of offering an even more diverse line of custom-menu solutions for national and regional chains.
“This combination represents a very bold step as we seek sustainable long-term growth and the ability to deliver the best products and services possible,” said Edward Bleka, Quantum Foods president and chief executive officer. “We also believe this move will accelerate the capabilities of Quantum Foods’ new products development, and it will significantly differentiate us in the marketplace.”
In April 2009 a fire destroyed North Star Foods’ meat and poultry processing plant in southeastern Minnesota. Quantum Foods has been one of several companies helping to serve North Star customers since the fire, and North Star has looked at various rebuilding options or options to acquire an existing facility. North Star was involved in processing, packing and selling chicken, turkey, beef, pork and other food products.