Land O' Frost to acquire Wimmer's Meats
Dec. 21, 2011
LANSING, ILL. — Land O’ Frost has signed an agreement to buy Wimmer’s Meats, a provider of specialty sausages and hot dogs based in West Point, Neb.
“We are very excited to welcome Wimmer’s to the Land O’ Frost family,” said David VanEekeren, president and chief executive officer of Land O’ Frost. “Wimmer’s products, facilities and expertise complement our offerings rather well and will help us to grow the combined company over the years to come.”
Land O’ Frost said the acquisition will allow the company to compete in another category in the meat industry.
“Our decision to join the Land O’ Frost family was about how we can best serve our customers, our employees, our community and our brand,” said Dave Wimmer, chairman and c.e.o. of Wimmer’s Meats. “We strongly believe this strategic decision will mean a bright future for all four.”
Land O’ Frost will acquire all of Wimmer’s assets, including the Wimmer’s, Basset’s, Fairbury and Ambassador brands. The transaction is expected to close before the end of January, and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.