WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — West Liberty Foods LLC said it has
bought substantially all of the assets of an Illinois company that had filed for
Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The Quad-City Times said the purchase of Bolingbrook, Ill.-based Quantum Foods was announced
on June 23. The transaction was valued at $12.7 million.
West Liberty officials said they expect to begin meat
processing operations at the Bolingbrook location within the next 30 days.
Quantum Foods filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in
February. It produced ready-to-cook and fully cooked foods made from beef,
poultry and pork.
West Liberty Foods has three manufacturing locations: West
Liberty and Mount Pleasant in Iowa and at Tremonton, Utah. The company is
headquartered in West Liberty.
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