About Us

Welcome to Independence Premium Foods (IPF), where we take pride in our commitment to crafting superior-quality foods and fostering the growth of the local communities that we serve. Established in 2023, Independence Premium Foods is a newly founded manufacturer driven by a passion for excellence and a dedication to building lasting business partnerships.

Our Mission
To produce superior quality foods, build strong business partnerships, promote teamwork, and nurture our local community.
Our Values
Our goal is to be a leading and innovative food manufacturer, dedicated to delivering creative and scalable solutions to our partners through our expertise in quality, safety, and excellence.

Core Values

At Independence Premium Foods our company’s core values are Quality, Integrity, Safety, Collaboration, and Transparency. Join us on our journey as we continue to set new standards of quality, safety, and excellence while contributing to the surrounding communities around us.

Our Plan

IPF plans to invest in significant enhancements to its Independence, Iowa facility to ensure it will be compliant with all USDA and FDA certification requirements. IPF is dedicated to maintaining the highest standard in every aspect of its operations, promoting strong teamwork and supporting the economic development and growth of Independence, Iowa.

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Our Leadership Team

At Independence Premium Foods our leadership team has more than 90 years of combined industry experience is dedicated to delivering innovative and scalable solutions to our customers. Our leadership team is focused on creating a sustainable business that consistently produces win-win results for Independence premium foods and its business partners as well as its employees and the local community of Independence.

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Jereb Pape

Plant Manager

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Mike Loecke

Maintenance Manager

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Omar Amador

Operations Manager

Emily Lynch

Quality Manager

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