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Now marking its 100th year in business, Coast Packing Company (www.coastpacking.com), a closely held corporation, is the number one supplier of animal fat shortenings – particularly lard and beef tallow — in the Western United States. The company sells to major manufacturers, distributors, retailers, smaller food service operations and leading bakeries. The company participates actively in diverse ethnic markets – from Hispanic retail chains, with its VIVA brand, to various Asian specialty markets. Based in Vernon, Calif., Coast Packing Company is regional, national and, increasingly, global. In some cases, supplier relationships are multigenerational, extending back 50 years and more. Coast is a founding member of the Healthy Fats Coalition (http://www.healthyfatscoalition.org/). For more information about Coast Packing Company, visit: www.coastpacking.com. Follow us via social media on Facebook at www.facebook.com/coastpackingco, Twitter @coastpackingco and Pinterest www.pinterest.com/coastpackingco.

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Ken Greenberg
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Press Releases

Coast Packing Co. Celebrates a Century of Flavor, Naturally; Family-Run Business Hits Milestone as Americans Embrace Return to Tradition, Commitment to Minimally Processed Foods

More Released on February 18, 2022

Award-Winning L.A. Chef Greg Hozinsky Joins Coast Packing Company as New Corporate Chef

More Released on February 8, 2022

Showcasing #FatMap214, Coast Packing Toasts Lard and Tallow Deep in the Heart of Texas -- And Previews 2022 Racing Season

More Released on January 25, 2022

And the 2021 Coast Packing #LardLovers Recipe Contest Winners Are… Jamie Parchman of Harlingen, TX and Mary McShack of Montgomery, AL

More Released on December 22, 2021

What Do Contestants in Coast Packing’s #LardLovers Contest Find Lovable About Lard? Let Us Count the Ways

More Released on December 22, 2021

For the Love of French Fries: Coast Packing Company’s Refreshed Ultimate #TallowFriesFatMap Nears 500 Locations

More Released on November 24, 2021

Cooking Up Sweet and Savory Things for #NationalLardDay, Coast Packing’s 5th Annual #LardLovers Recipe Contest Returns

More Released on November 2, 2021

In First Foray of Fall, Coast’s R&E Racing Team Returns to GALOT Motorsports Park in Benson, N.C. for PDRA Drag Wars, With Updated #FatMap919 Setting the Table

More Released on October 18, 2021

In New Coast Packing Co./Ipsos Survey, U.S. Consumers Prefer 'Natural' Over 'Highly Processed' Foods by Huge Margins

More Released on September 14, 2021

#BeefTallowFrenchFries Fans Steve Gillespie and Teri Fitzpatrick Wax Poetic in Coast Packing Co.’s 4th Annual ‘Tweet-to-Win’ Contest – And Bring the Sizzle Home

More Released on September 2, 2021

At PDRA Northern Nationals, Coast Packing’s R&E Racing Team Hits the Maple Grove Raceway Strip in Reading, PA; #FatMap610 Pinpoints Spots Where Farm Fats Satisfy

More Released on August 25, 2021

As Virginia’s Gateway Region Welcomed PDRA Summer Shootout, Coast Packing Roared Down the Strip -- With Refreshed #FatMap804 Showcasing Lard and Beef Tallow Spots That Deliver

More Released on July 22, 2021

Ron Gustafson, Third Generation Patriarch of Coast Packing Company and Community Leader Across L.A.’s Business and Cultural Landscape, Dies at 78

More Released on July 7, 2021

Coast Packing Co. to Mark #NationalBeefTallowDay With Fourth Annual #BeefTallowFrenchFries ‘Tweet-to-Win’ Contest

More Released on July 4, 2021

Coast Packing’s R&E Racing Team Rolls into Ohio May 27-29; Inaugural PDRA American Door Slammer Challenge Whets Appetites For Speed -- and Down-Home Authentic Farm Fats

More Released on May 26, 2021

Coast’s R&E Racing Motors to PDRA Championship Series in Kentucky on April 29-May 1, Delivers #FatMap270 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green

More Released on April 29, 2021

Coast’s R&E Racing Springs into PDRA East Coast Nationals April 8-10, Serving Up #FatMap919 in Benson, N.C, As Return to Indoor Dining Expands

More Released on April 7, 2021

Returning to the Scene of Success, Coast Packing/R&E Racing is Back in Georgia for Duck X/Boss X Productions Sweet 16 4.0 - And Touting #FatMap229, Now With Dine-In Options

More Released on March 25, 2021

At the 19th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, Coast Packing’s ProCharger Pro Mod Camaro Seeks (Another) Trifecta

More Released on March 17, 2021

Trifecta Time: At Duck X Productions’ Lights Out12, Coast Packing/R&E Racing Qualifies #1, Sets World Record at 3.502 in Radial vs the World - and Wins

More Released on March 1, 2021

As Pandemic Puts Much of Food World on Pause, Fifth Annual Coast Packing/Ipsos Survey Reveals Status Quo Attitudes Toward Animal Fat

More Released on February 25, 2021

Coast Packing/R&E Racing Team Returns to Georgia For Duck X Productions ‘Lights Out12,’ With World’s Fastest Radial Cars — and Refreshed #FatMap229

More Released on February 22, 2021

And the Coast Packing #LardLovers Recipe Contest Winners Are…Lisa Keys from Greater Philly and Lois Spruytte of Metro Detroit

More Released on December 14, 2020

In Their Own Words, Coast Packing #LardLovers Recipe Contestants Find Comfort in Cooking with Farm Fats During the Pandemic

More Released on December 14, 2020

In Year’s Final Outing, Coast Packing’s Radial vs. The World Camaro Returns to Bradenton for 49th Snowbird Outlaw Nationals Dec. 4-6

More Released on December 3, 2020

As Coast Packing #LardLovers Recipe Contest Enters Home Stretch, Contestants Reflect on Comfort Food During the Pandemic

More Released on November 20, 2020

Just Ahead of Thanksgiving, Coast Packing’s R&E Racing Team Hits Orlando World Street Nationals XXVII, With Jason Lee Commandeering ’69 Noonan Hemi ProCharger Pro Mod Camaro

More Released on November 18, 2020

Cooking Up Sweet and Savory Things for #NationalLardDay, Coast Packing’s 4th Annual #LardLovers Recipe Contest is Back

More Released on November 5, 2020

Fresh Off NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod Championship, Coast Packing/R&E Racing Team Heads to Georgia For Duck X Productions Sweet 16 3.0, With ‘World’s Fastest Small Tire Cars’ — and Expanded #FatMap229

More Released on October 6, 2020

Capping a Season to Remember, Coast Packing/R&E Racing Team Claims the Crown as 2020 NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod World Champion

More Released on September 29, 2020

Feeding Indy’s Taste for Speed, Coast Packing’s Pro-Mod Camaro Aims for NMCA World Street Finals Sept. 24-27; #FatMap317 Features Farm Fats at Local Take-Out/Delivery Spots

More Released on September 22, 2020

‘Fastest Track in Michigan’? We’ll Say, as Coast’s ‘Goose’ Gustafson’s Xtreme Pro Mod Camaro Brings It Home in 3.70 at NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals

More Released on September 3, 2020

In First Coast Packing/Healthy Fats Coalition Ipsos Survey, Big Majority Say Natural Fats Healthier than Processed Foods, Agree Plant-Based Meat is ‘Highly Processed’

More Released on August 26, 2020

West of Motor City, Coast Packing Poised for NMRA/NMCA All-American Nationals Aug. 26-30; Feeding Need for Speed, #FatMap269 Flags Lard/Tallow Take-Out & Delivery Spots

More Released on August 24, 2020

Haiku Does the Trick as ‘OC Food Diva’ Chelsea Madren Takes ‘Home Chef’ Prize in Coast Packing’s ‘Tweet-to-Win’ Contest; In ‘Diner’ Category, Maine Beef Tallow Fan Lucy Knelsen Gives Shout-out to Al’s French Frys in Vermont

More Released on August 12, 2020

Touchdowns in Mid-Summer? Coast Packing Lines Up for Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl, Meets Door-Slammers In St. Louis – With #FatMap618’s Lard/Tallow Take-Out Spots

More Released on July 27, 2020

As Petersburg, Virginia Hosts PDRA Mid-Atlantic Showdown On July 23-25, Coast Packing Heats Up the Strip -- and Redraws #FatMap804 With Lard and Beef Tallow Spots That Deliver

More Released on July 20, 2020

Keeping Alive the Spirit of #NationalBeefTallowDay, Coast Packing Company Unveils Bigger, Better, Tastier Nationwide Ultimate #TallowFriesFatMap

More Released on July 16, 2020

Coast Packing Co. to Mark #NationalBeefTallowDay With Third Annual #BeefTallowFrenchFries ‘Tweet-to-Win’ Contest

More Released on July 2, 2020

It’s Not All Business in Commerce: As NMCA’s All-Star Nationals Prepares to Smoke Atlanta Dragway, Coast Packing Serves Up ‘Take-out or Delivery’ #FatMap762 (and Screaming Camaro)

More Released on June 24, 2020

As PDRA's 'Carolina Showdown' Rolls into Darlington, S.C., Coast Packing Fires Up Its Blazing Camaro - and Serves Up ‘Take-out or Delivery’ #FatMap843

More Released on June 8, 2020

Even Without Fans in the Stands, Coast to Make a Stand at PDRA East Coast Nationals on May 29-30 in Benson, N.C. -- Serving Up Its First ‘Take-out or Delivery’ #FatMap919

More Released on May 20, 2020

March Madness in Tampa Bay: 3.68 is Magic Number for Goose: Qualifying #1, Setting NMCA Xtreme Pro Mod Record - and Winning

More Released on March 12, 2020

At 18th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, Coast Packing’s ProCharger Pro Mod Camaro to Blaze Through Bradenton -- and Light Up Lard & Tallow Hot Spots in Sarasota, Tampa-St. Pete

More Released on March 2, 2020

As the 2020 PDRA Season Kicks Off, Coast Packing Returns to the Drag Strip with Its World-Beating Camaro -- And Fast #FatMaps for Every Spot on the Circuit

More Released on February 10, 2020

Coast Packing President & Chairman Ron Gustafson Named Citizen of the Year by Vernon Chamber of Commerce

More Released on December 19, 2019

Coast Packing CEO Eric R. Gustafson Named Secretary of North American Meat Institute

More Released on December 12, 2019

On #NationalLardDay, Brenda Watts of Gaffney, S.C. (and Her Crumble Carrot Cake Caramel Cheesecake) Takes Top Honors in Coast Packing’s 3rd Annual #LardLovers Recipe Contest

More Released on December 10, 2019

Ahead of #NationalLardDay, Coast Packing is Back With 3rd Annual #LardLovers Recipe Contest -- and Major Kitchen Bling

More Released on November 11, 2019

At PDRA World Finals in Petersburg, Virginia on Oct. 25-27, Coast Packing Closes Out the Drag Racing Season, Expanding #FatMap804 of Top Lard and Beef Tallow Spots

More Released on October 15, 2019

As PDRA 2019 Fall Nationals Hit Darlington, S.C. on Oct. 3, Coast Packing Prepares to Rocket Down the Strip -- with #FatMap843 Showcasing Fuel from Top Lard and Beef Tallow Spots

More Released on September 30, 2019

In Year Two, the Golden Tortilla Goes to Taco Maria, As the Corn Empire Strikes Back in KCRW & Gustavo’s Great #TortillaTournament, Sponsored by Coast Packing

More Released on September 16, 2019

With PDRA Drag Wars VI Commencing on Sept. 5, Coast Packing Returns to the Strip in Benson, N.C. -- and Freshens #FatMap919 of Area’s Top Lard and Beef Tallow Spots

More Released on August 28, 2019

Coast Packing Co. Returns as Sponsor of KCRW & Gustavo's Great #TortillaTournament; Corn Meets Flour in Classic Rematch on Sept. 8

More Released on August 20, 2019

With Poetic Tweet, Dennis Larimer of Fallow Lane, Minn. Turns to Verse to Take Top Prize in Coast Packing’s ‘Tweet-to-Win’ Contest; Beef Tallow Fan Alicia Brown of Edgerton, Kansas Claims 2nd Place

More Released on August 9, 2019

At ‘Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing’ July 25-28, Coast Packing’s Chevy Set to Get Its Kicks on Route 66 Raceway – And Drive Lard and Tallow Lovers to Area Hotspots

More Released on July 23, 2019

At PDRA Inaugural Northern Nationals on July 19-20, Coast Packing Roars into Ohio – and Issues a Shout-Out To Local Restaurants Featuring Lard and Beef Tallow

More Released on July 18, 2019

Keeping Alive the Spirit of #NationalBeefTallowDay, Coast Packing Company Unveils Ongoing Nationwide Ultimate #TallowFriesFatMap

More Released on July 13, 2019

Coast Packing Co. to Mark #NationalBeefTallowDay With Second Annual #BeefTallowFrenchFries ‘Tweet-to-Win’ Contest

More Released on July 5, 2019

At PDRA Summer Nationals June 27-29, Coast Packing Thunders Down the Strip – and #FatMap229 Points the Way to Top Southern Kitchens

More Released on June 24, 2019

At PDRA North South Shootout 2019 on May 31-June 1, Coast Packing Sets the Pace on the Dragstrip – and Sets the Table for Region’s Top Lard and Beef Tallow Spots

More Released on May 28, 2019

Coast Packing’s 2nd Annual Cinco de Mayo ‘Taste the Difference’ Online Guide Goes National; #FatMap55 Showcases U.S.A.’s Burrito and Taco Spots that Wow with Traditional Lard

More Released on May 3, 2019

At PDRA Mid-Atlantic Showdown presented by Modern Racing, Coast Packing Hits the Strip in Petersburg, Virginia May 2-4 – And Maps Area’s Top Lard and Beef Tallow Spots

More Released on May 1, 2019

As PDRA’s East Coast Spring Nationals Kicks Off on April 4, Coast Packing Hits the Strip in Benson, N.C. -- and Maps Area’s Top Lard and Beef Tallow Spots

More Released on April 3, 2019

On National Pi Day, Official Observance Dedicated To a Mathematical Constant, Coast Packing Says Pie Crusts with Lard are a Gastronomic Constant

More Released on March 14, 2019

As SXSW Kicks Off, Coast Packing’s ‘Taste the Difference’ #FatMaps Spotlight Austin Eateries, Singing Praises of Lard and Beef Tallow

More Released on March 5, 2019

Roaring into the New Year with Record-Matching Run, Coast Packing’s ProCharger Pro Mod Camaro Goes 3.67 at 200 Mph

More Released on January 25, 2019

In 3rd Annual Valentine’s Day Recipe Bonanza, Coast Packing Offers Dishes Aimed at Helping Couples Fall Back in Love with Animal Fats

More Released on January 22, 2019

Looking Back and Looking Ahead, Coast Packing Co. Applauds Continued Popularity of Animal Fats as Top Culinary Trend

More Released on December 17, 2018

In Coast Packing’s Second Annual #LardLovers Recipe Contest, The Sweets Have It; Muffins, Pie and Cookies Take the Cake

More Released on December 11, 2018

The Clock is Ticking -- Get the Lard (Recipes) Out for Coast Packing Co.’s Second Annual #LardLovers Recipe Contest

More Released on November 19, 2018

This Thanksgiving, Coast Packing Co. Urges Creative Cooks to Put the Accent on Flavor with Traditional Animal Fats

More Released on November 15, 2018

Ahead of First-Ever #NationalLardDay, Coast Packing is Back With Second Annual #LardLovers Recipe Contest

More Released on November 7, 2018

Vernon Chamber of Commerce Honors Coast Packing CEO Eric Gustafson with Excellence in Public Service Award

More Released on November 5, 2018

Oklahoma State Student Charley Rayfield Named First Recipient of Ron Gustafson Scholarship From NAMI Scholarship Foundation

More Released on October 23, 2018

Coast Packing Co. Mourns the Passing of Corporate Chef Ernest D. Miller

More Released on September 26, 2018

And the Golden Tortilla Goes to…Sonoratown, As Flour Dusts Corn in Gustavo's Great #TortillaTournament, Sponsored by Coast Packing

More Released on September 18, 2018

Sponsored by Coast Packing, Gustavo's Great #TortillaTournament, Pitting Corn vs. Flour, Wraps up on Sunday, Sept. 16

More Released on September 10, 2018

Coast Packing Co. to Sponsor Gustavo's Great #TortillaTournament With KCRW’s Evan Kleiman; Will it Be Corn or Flour?

More Released on August 22, 2018

During San Antonio Restaurant Week, Coast Packing’s ‘Taste the Difference’ Online Guide #FatMaps Spots that Sizzle with Lard and Beef Tallow

More Released on August 9, 2018

Coast Packing President & Chairman Ron Gustafson Honored as North American Meat Institute Establishes Named Scholarship

More Released on August 8, 2018

Tallow Twitter Poet Jeff Clark of Lompoc, Calif. Takes the Bling in Coast Packing Co.’s ‘Tweet-to-Win’ Contest

More Released on August 1, 2018

Tallow is for the Birds: Coast Packing Co. Urges Consumers to Shuffle Off to National Chicken Wing Day, Sunday, July 29

More Released on July 28, 2018

During a Spring Swing, Coast Packing Chef Ernest Miller Takes Southern Californians on a Cook’s Tour

More Released on March 6, 2018

Coast Packing's Cameron Hensley Named to IPPE’s Sixth Annual Young Leaders ‘30 under 30’ Program

More Released on February 12, 2018

Coast Packing Co. Names Heritage Cooking Fats as Top Culinary Trend for 2018

More Released on December 14, 2017

Coast Packing’s ‘Taste the Difference’ Online Guide to Lard, Beef Tallow Comes to Dallas/Ft. Worth

More Released on October 10, 2017

Sweet or Savory, Coast Packing’s #LardLovers Recipe Contest Is On a Quest for Maximum Flavor

More Released on September 27, 2017

Coast Packing Co. White Paper Embraces Authenticity in Cooking - And Calls for ‘Return to Tradition'

More Released on August 30, 2017

At the Orange County Fair, They ‘Tasted the Difference’ – And Coast Packing’s Beef Tallow Fries Came Up the Winner

More Released on July 27, 2017

French Fries Fried Right: ‘Taste the Difference’ Challenge Set for July 23 at the Orange County Fair

More Released on July 11, 2017

Americans Endorse Sustainability and Minimally Processed Food, Coast Packing/Ipsos Survey Reveals

More Released on June 26, 2017

Coast Packing Celebrates Father’s Day with Recipes for Ultimate Lard-Friendly BBQ Feast

More Released on June 6, 2017

Coast Packing Celebrates Cinco de Mayo With Pork Tamales and Carnitas Two Ways

More Released on April 24, 2017

Coast Packing Expands Its ‘Taste the Difference’ Online Guide to New York City

More Released on March 28, 2017

This Easter, Coast Packing Recommends Three Courses Made ‘Eggstra’ Delicious by Healthy Animal Fats

More Released on March 23, 2017

In New Coast Packing/Ipsos Survey, Vast Majority ‘Concerned’ About Sugar Industry’s Influence

More Released on March 13, 2017

Coast Packing Co. Marks 95th Year, Emerges as Leading Advocate of Healthy Animal Fats

More Released on February 1, 2017

In its Valentine’s Day Recipe Bonanza, Coast Packing Offers Sweets to Put Any Couple in Fat City

More Released on January 18, 2017

At Christmas, Tamales Aren't Tamales Without Lard, Coast Packing Says

More Released on December 13, 2016

Canola or Beef Tallow? Corn Oil or Lard? Coast Packing Calls on Consumers to Taste the Difference

More Released on December 5, 2016

Move Over, Col. Sanders – This Thanksgiving, Coast Packing Suggests Finger-Licking Deep Fried Turkey

More Released on November 16, 2016

Coast Packing Offers Recipes From Retail Trendsetter Fatworks

More Released on November 1, 2016

Just in Time for Fall Festivities, Coast Packing Offers Recipes Exactly Like Momma Used to Make

More Released on October 6, 2016