NWFPA, in partnership with AKT, Recognizes Truitt Family Foods

Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA), in partnership with AKT, Recognizes Truitt Family Foods

[Salem, Ore., October 3, 2014] -- In honor of MFG Day 2014, Northwest Food Processors Association has partnered with AKT CPAs, Advisors, and Consultants to award a Certificate of Recognition to Truitt Family Foods.

To celebrate the recognition of this outstanding manufacturing member, AKT is making a donation to the non-profit organization Impact NW’s Pathways to Manufacturing, an incubator for high school-aged children designed to address industry workforce needs, help lower the drop-out rate, and provide clear pathways to rewarding careers in manufacturing.  AKT is a proud sponsor of MFG Day 2014, a national celebration of the manufacturing industry demonstrating the potential of modern manufacturing, and the opportunity for careers.

“AKT wants to do its part to both honor manufacturers and participate in efforts to help with the skilled labor challenges they face,” said Chad Summers, AKT Manufacturing Business Advisor.

Food processing is the second largest sector in Oregon, with one in eight jobs in the state in the food industry. And they are good jobs – stable with salaries above the state’s average. Today’s food making operations are high-tech, running 24 hours a day, and embrace innovations in food science and nutrition, representing the modern manufacturer.

NWFPA noted Truitt Family Foods’ shift from a traditional cannery to a new line of bean products in response to consumer demand. “In the last year, Peter Truitt has innovated his product line, renovated the company’s 100-year old food processing facility, invested in the community of Salem, and provided stable employment to its roughly 70 employees. “Truitt Family Foods is a shining example of how value-added food production contributes to the Oregon economy and its communities,” said David McGiverin, Interim President, NWFPA.

“We think it’s our responsibility to create year-round opportunities for employment in the food making sector. We are honored to be selected by the NWFPA. It’s a real tribute to our operations team,” said Peter Truitt.

NWFPA and AKT Manufacturing  are actively involved in the manufacturing sector.  Together these organizations strive to provide resources, education, advocacy, and assistance to help manufacturers take on the challenges and opportunities they face.

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Truitt Family Foods believes low-fat, high protein foods can make a difference – a difference in the well-being of our bodies as well as the health and well-being of the land that grows our premium beans. That’s why we’ve committed the last 40 years to making the best shelf-stable products out of simple, responsibly sourced ingredients.


The Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) represents the interests of food processors in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Members include fruit and vegetable, seafood, dairy, specialty and fresh-cut food manufacturers. Membership includes the foremost brand names in the United States, key producers of private label and institutional products, and locally run family businesses. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the association represents nearly 500 member companies including 120 food processors with 200 production facilities throughout the Northwest region.


AKT CPAs, Advisors, and Consultants is ranked in the Top 100 Accounting Firms nationally, providing tax, accounting, and advisory and consulting services to businesses and individuals.  The AKT Family of Companies is recognized as one of the Top 10 Best of the Best Accounting Firms by Inside Public Accounting, Best Places to Work, Healthiest Employer and CNBC’s Top 100 Wealth Management Firms nationally. Serving clients throughout the west from locations in Oregon, California, and Alaska, AKT has industry expertise working with construction, manufacturing, healthcare, nonprofit, telecommunications, food processing, agribusiness, and a variety of privately held companies. Affiliates include AKT LLP, CPAs and Business ConsultantsAKT Wealth Advisors LPAKT Benefit Advisors LP, and  AKT Retirement Plan Services LP.

For more information contact:

David McGiverin
phone 503-327-2200 email

 Peggy K. Kitzmiller, Director
AKT Group | CPAs | Advisors | Consultants
phone 503.620.4489 email