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Northwest Gourment Foods preparing to open facility in Renton

Workers install the new Northwest Gourmet Foods sign over the old Draper Farms sign on Seventh Street. - Tracey Compton, Renton Reporter
Workers install the new Northwest Gourmet Foods sign over the old Draper Farms sign on Seventh Street.
— image credit: Tracey Compton, Renton Reporter

Seattle-based Northwest Gourmet Foods is moving its food-manufacturing plant to Renton.

About 28 employees will work in the plant that is the former site of Draper Valley Farms on Seventh Street in downtown Renton. The facility is expected to be up and running after Nov. 15.

Northwest Gourmet Foods is a family business run by Paul Gilroy. The family has Renton roots and Gilroy’s three children, Jennifer, Rochelle and Michael, help him with operations.

The company manufactures everything from sauces to packaging labels and Gilroy has about 40 years of experience in the food business. Popular retail brands purchased by the company include Skippers and Marina.

“We’re proud to see our products on tables all over the Pacific Northwest,” the company’s website states.

The local business gives back to the community, contributing to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, Camp Promise and the Family Fourth at Lake Union in Seattle.

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