Good Fruit Grower

August 2013

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photo by rick larsen Buy from MacroPlastics' original Gregg Marrs, president of Blueline, has opened a new store at Cle Elum. Blueline opens Cle Elum store MacroBins® B lueline Equipment, Inc., an agricultural equipment dealership based in Yakima, Washington, has opened a new store at Cle Elum, Washington, near Interstate 90, eastbound exit 84, in premises previously occupied by Swiftwater Tractor. Blueline represents eleven lines of farm equipment, including the Kubota tractor line, and the Van Wamel Perfect line of ag machinery, and orchard and vineyard equipment designed and built by Blueline Manufacturing Company. Gregg Marrs is president of both Blueline Equipment and Blueline Manufacturing. For more information, visit the Web site A Chicago investment firm has acquired Keyes Packaging Group of Wenatchee, Washington, for an undisclosed price. Keyes is a leading provider of protective molded fiber and tissue wrap packaging for products such as apples, pears and wine bottles from its two facilities in Wenatchee and Yakima, Washington. Arbor Investments of Chicago purchased the company from owner Tricor Pacific Capital Inc., a private equity firm in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. "We were attracted to Keyes due to the company's excellent market position, superior product quality, and unparalleled reputation in the packaging industry," said Richard Boos of Arbor Investments. Since 1999, Arbor Investments has acquired or invested in over 30 food and beverage companies in North America and currently has $600 million of assets under management across three funds. 800-653-2216 ML910-01-111244-1 Keyes Packaging sold GOOD FRUIT GROWER AUGUST 2013 49

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