The latest news from NWFPA members and events concerning the food processing industry in the Northwest.

David McGiverin Named President of NWFPA

For Immediate Release

David McGiverin Named President
of Northwest Food Processors Association

Portland, Ore. Feb. 23, 2015. The Northwest Food Processers Association (NWFPA) today named David McGiverin as President. McGiverin has been with the NWFPA for nearly eight years, representing members on policies regarding sustainability, environmental and workforce productivity and has been serving as interim president since August 2014.


Travis Pearson Named President & CEO of DePaul Industries


Travis Pearson Named President & CEO of DePaul Industries

Portland, Oregon (February 9, 2015) – Travis Pearson has been named President & CEO of Portland-based DePaul Industries by the social enterprise’s Board of Directors. 

“Over the past five years, DePaul Industries has grown significantly and engaged in new entrepreneurial ventures, all to support our mission of employing people with disabilities,” Pearson said. “I look forward to continuing this growth as CEO.”


IEDC Recognizes Oregon Food Processing Industry


International Economic Development Council Gold Award
Recognizes Oregon Food Processing Industry Revitalization—
7.8 percent industry growth and an additional 517 jobs

Bucking a national trend, Oregon’s food manufacturing sector grew 7.8% over the last 10 years, despite the “Great Recession.” By carefully coordinating job training and development efforts with investment capital, the food processing industry realized an increase of 517 jobs, a $5.8 million return on investment to state revenue, and $13.1 million saved by 40 companies with revitalization projects.


Technology & Sustainability Workshop in Quincy, Washington


Northwest Food Processors Association to Hold Regional Technology & Sustainability Workshop in Quincy, Washington

Port of Quincy, Grant County EDC and Columbia Colstor to Sponsor Event

Quincy, Wash. - Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA), in partnership with Washington State Department of Agriculture, Port of Quincy, Grant County EDC and Columbia Colstor, is conducting a Food Manufacturing Technologies & Sustainability Workshop on December 4, 2014 at Cave B Winery in Quincy, Washington.  

In particular, the workshop will include discussions of training gaps and current needs and challenges facing the industry in the region.  Additionally, in response to increasing customer requirements for water, safety, energy and environmental programs, NWFPA will also have sessions devoted to sustainability practices and resources available to food processors, including water efficiency training, and NWFPA’s Sustainability Guide, Energy Roadmap, an energy management guide for food processors.

The greater Quincy, Washington area is in the heart of major food processing region in central Washington which includes frozen French fries, frozen vegetables, frozen juice concentrate, nutriceutical manufacturing, and snack food and beverage manufacturing, etc.  Several food processing and nutriceutical companies are located in the Port of Quincy and/or in Grant County.   Furthermore, many value added industries such as cold storage warehousing (i.e..Columbia Colstor) and transportation and logistics companies have operations in the Quincy/Grant County area and provide the supply chain to help get the processed food and nutriceutical products to both domestic and export markets.

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For more information, email or call 503-327-2220.

Read the Latest NWFPA News

Food safety culture, post-election analysis and Oregon's food processing sector in the Winter 2014 edition of Northwest Reports.


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