Gold Dust Potato Processors, Inc.
For nearly 30 years, Gold Dust Potato Processors, Inc. (also known as Gold Dust Potatoes) has been processing potatoes in the Klamath Basin.
In 1984, when brothers William (Bill) and John Walker decided to incorporate their businesses, Gold Dust Potato Processors, Inc. and J&W Walker Farms were created. Operating out of offices in Merrill, Oregon, and potato sheds located on the home place just outside of Merrill, the family-owned operation stored, processed and sold potatoes to a variety of domestic customers.
Thanks to foresight and good planning, Gold Dust continued to grow. In 2002, John and Bill decided to take over the old Shasta View potato processing plant in Malin, Oregon. The move proved to be good for business; the larger processing plant allowed them to continue growing their domestic chipping potato sales as well as look overseas for new opportunities. Though the processing plant was well-designed when they purchased it, over time the Walkers added various systems to increase efficiency in the packing shed while minimizing damage to chipping potatoes.
Not only did Gold Dust change its facilities, the business itself continued to grow and change. As time went on, Bill’s son, Weston, and oldest daughter, Tricia, joined the management team of the family businesses. With their help, Gold Dust has been able to increase the number of domestic and Pacific Rim customers. Some of the more recognizable names on their customer roster include Frito Lay, In-N-Out Burgers, Pik Nik Foods and Hormel Foods. Gold Dust and the Walker family have been able to maintain these relationships through competitive pricing, excellent customer service and quality chipping potatoes.
With roots firmly planted in the Klamath Basin, the Walker family is devoted to growing Gold Dust. If you’re looking to work with a family-owned and operated business to provide your company with chipping potatoes, then Gold Dust Potato Processors is the partner you’re looking for.