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by | Jan 23, 2014
Dick and Rex Detling of Union City, Ohio named winner of the Red Gold E.A. Reichart Quality Achievement Award. This award commemorates the Tomato Grower of the Year.

Detling Farms wins Red Gold® Tomato Grower of the Year (E.A. Reichart Quality Achievement Award) and its 11th Master Grower Award


ELWOOD, Ind. (January 23, 2014) - Red Gold, Inc., of Elwood, Indiana presented Dick and Rex Detling of Union City, Ohio a plaque, naming them the winner of the E.A. Reichart Quality Achievement Award.  This award commemorates the Tomato Grower of the Year.  Detling Farms was chosen from a select group of nine master growers, picked from 52 growers for Red Gold, Inc.  Dick and Rex also received their eleventh Red Gold Master Grower award.  Winners received specially designed sweaters, watches, attaches, jackets, and yearly award insignias in recognition of their achievement in growing high quality tomatoes, exhibiting industry leadership, and professionalism.  As tomato growers for Red Gold, the Detlings have excelled in stewardship and sustainable practices on their farm and participate in the Red Gold IPM (Integrated Pest Management) program.  This year’s production from Detling Farms accounted for nearly 20 million cans of whole, diced, stewed, and specialty tomato products. 

The award was presented during Red Gold’s twenty-third Annual Growers Banquet in Indianapolis, IN, which included growers, their families and Red Gold employees.  Presenting the award to Dick and Rex was the Reichart family, Brian Reichart, President and CEO, Selita Reichart, Senior Vice President of Red Gold, Beau Reichart, Senior Manager of Continuous Improvement, Colt Reichart, New Media Manager, and A.J. Anderson, Senior Cost Accounting Manager.  The banquet is held in conjunction with the Indiana Raw Products Conference, sponsored by Purdue University.

The other eight winners of the Master Grower Award include Cates Brothers Farms of Marion, IN, Daily Farms of Kokomo, IN, Eck Family Farms of Boggstown, IN, H&T Parker Farms of La Porte, IN, Keesling Farms of Middletown, IN, King Farms of Rushville, IN, Utterback Farms of Alexandria, IN, and Knick Farms of Ansonia, OH.

About Red Gold:  Red Gold®, America’s largest privately owned tomato and canned tomato food processor, produces premium quality canned tomatoes, ketchup and tomato-based products for the retail, foodservice, private brand and club channels of distribution.  The fourth generation family owned company traces its roots, investment and job creation in Indiana back to 1942.  The Red Gold® family of consumer brands includes Red Gold®, Redpack®, Tuttorosso® and Sacramento®. Exceptional quality and operational excellence are the shared values that contributed to the employee-created mission statement: “To produce the freshest, best tasting tomato products in the world.” Visit www.RedGoldTomatoes.com and www.Facebook.com/RedGold to learn more about Tomato Country®, special offers, and delicious tomato recipes.

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