AP - Tulsa, OK (January 22, 2020) –
The Folds of Honor Foundation is proud to announce Red Gold as their newest supporter and partner. Colt Reichart, a 4th generation owner of America’s largest privately held tomato producer, stated, “The mission of Folds of Honor is a natural fit for Red Gold to support. Our Midwestern Company began in 1942, supporting our nation’s troops to victory in WWII.”
In an effort to raise even more awareness to our American fallen and disabled heroes who have supported us, Red Gold will unveil a new look on its premium ketchup label. Along with the uniqueness of being American Owned, Grown and Made, Red Gold ketchup will also feature the iconic ‘Folds of Honor’ logo. “This is a great time for our country to honor their sacrifice and educate their legacy. Red Gold will contribute proceeds from Red Gold branded ketchup sales to the Folds of Honor foundation, and looks forward to being represented in every household in America,” says Tim Ingle, Senior Vice President at Red Gold.
Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission: To stand in the financial gap of the more than one million dependents adversely affected by war, providing educational scholarships to the children and spouses of those fallen or disabled while serving our nation. “We are so humbled, so excited and so grateful for Red Gold’s support and selecting us as a partner,” says Ben Leslie, Folds of Honor Executive Vice President.
Red Gold has become the gold standard in everything tomatoes in all channels of distribution. In addition to being the premium supplier of retail store brands and foodservice distributor brands, Red Gold has its own premium tomato brands, which include Tuttorosso, Redpack, Sacramento, and Huy Fong. Please support ‘Folds of Honor’ by choosing Red Gold Ketchup!
Special thanks to MashCraft Brewing in Fishers, Indiana for hosting an amazing private media event. The event included special announcements from; the Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, Suzanne Crouch; Don Buckner, CEO of Made In America; Dennis Wimer, Director of Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs; Mike Daggett, Folds of Honor Indiana Chapter President; Tim Ingle, Senior Vice President of Red Gold; and Elliott Hultgren, Deputy Mayor for the City of Fishers, Indiana.
About Folds of Honor
Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and platinum on GuideStar, that provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Our educational scholarships support private educational tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional and F-16 fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserves who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded approximately 24,500 scholarships in all 50 states and some US territories, including over 4,500 in 2019 alone. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship, please visit foldsofhonor.org.
About Red Gold, Inc.
Four generations of the Reichart family have been producing premium quality tomato products since 1942. When the US entered WWII, the government asked citizens to step up and help the war effort and the call was answered. Since then, Red Gold has become the largest privately owned tomato processor in the nation with three state-of-the-art facilities in Elwood, Geneva, and Orestes, Indiana. The company also boasts a million square foot distribution center in Alexandria and operates the subsidiary RG Transport trucking fleet in Elwood. Red Gold partners with local family farms across Indiana, southern Michigan, and Northwest Ohio to sustainably produce premium quality canned tomatoes, ketchup, sauces, salsas, and juices for foodservice, private brands, export, co-pack and club channels of distribution. The Red Gold family of consumer brands includes Red Gold, Redpack, Tuttorosso, Huy Fong, and Sacramento. Exceptional quality and operational excellence are the shared values that contributed to the employee-created mission statement: “To produce the freshest, best tasting tomato products in the world.”
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