Established in 1950, Fowler Packing Company was founded by Sam Parnagian after his return home from service in World War II. Known for his hard work and innovation, Sam was a pioneer in the fruit industry. With the help of his four sons, Sam was at the helm of the business until his passing in 1980.
Today, under the leadership and active management of the second and third generation family members, as well as hundreds of dedicated employees, Fowler Packing has become one of the largest growers of fresh table grapes and citrus in the nation.
Fowler Packing Company founded
Sam’s four sons join business operations
Table grapes introduced
Third generation Parnagians come on board
First mandarins produced
North Pointe Business Park construction begins
200,000 square foot packaging facility built
Solar farm installed
$20,000 annual scholarship established
Built on-site cafeterias where free meals are provided for all employees
Health Clinic opens for employees and their families
The Sam and Gladys Parnagian Child Life Endowment is established