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Village Farms a finalist for major employer award


October 8, 2013
By Dave Harrison

Oct. 8, 2013, Vancouver – Village Farms L.P., the wholly owned U.S.
operating subsidiary of Village Farms International, Inc. has been
selected as a finalist for the state of Texas Employer of the Year Award
by Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Oct. 8, 2013, Vancouver – Village Farms L.P., the wholly owned U.S. operating subsidiary of Village Farms International, Inc. has been selected as a finalist for the state of Texas Employer of the Year Award by Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

The company is among one of five finalists selected for this prestigious award. Of the finalists, Village Farms is the only nominee in the Food and Agricultural sector.

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The other nominees are Caterpillar Inc., Durcon Incorporated, Exxon Mobile Corporation, and GE Transportation.

Finalist were nominated for their contributions to their community’s workforce through innovation and collaboration, while supporting TWC’s mission of ensuring the state of Texas remains competitive in the 21st century.

“We are extremely proud to be selected as a finalist for this esteemed award in Texas as one of the most vibrant and growing economies in the United States,” said Michael DeGiglio, president and chief executive officer for Village Farms.

“As we move into 2014 we will be celebrating our 25th year of business which makes this award all the more valued for us as a Company. At Village Farms we consider our employees to be our strongest asset, with each team member critical to our company’s growth and success. As a company we will continue to strive for growth opportunities for our employees and the communities we support.”
 
The winner of this year’s award will be announced at the 17th Annual Texas Workforce Conference at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 5th, 2013.

ABOUT VILLAGE FARMS

Village Farms is a premier grower and marketer of branded, finest quality, hydroponic greenhouse grown produce, including tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers. It has 262 acres of greenhouse production in Texas and British Columbia.


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