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1980s

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Condiments, Produce and Dynamic Distribution Growth

Growth continued with GSF sales climbing from $398 million in 1980 to more than $1 billion in 1989. In the early ’80s, Golden State began to make McDonald’s ketchup, McRib patties and sauce, McNugget sauces, and later, started making the dressings for their new salad menu. The company began a joint venture with North American Produce (NAP), to expand its produce processing capabilities of lettuce and onions. It opened new distribution centers in Suffolk, Virginia; and Lexington, South Carolina. GSF’s distribution center in City of Industry, California relocated to a new building, while facilities in Waipahu, Hawaii and Sumner, Washington moved to new and larger distribution centers.

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