Land Litigation Update

John I. Haas, Inc. recently initiated a lawsuit against BNSF Railway Company and Yakima Fruit Storage relating to a sale of leased land. We believe the transaction involving this land on which four of our Yakima warehouses are located was improper. We have chosen the path of litigation as a last resort and intend to fully protect our rights.

These four warehouses are an important part of our business operations. However, they represent only approx. 10% of the total warehouse space we own and operate. We have other assets and resources that are sufficient to meet our storage needs, both now and into the future.

We do not expect this situation to negatively impact our ability to continue to provide the high level of service that our customers, suppliers, and other business partners have come to expect.

Please direct any questions you might have to Bob Gerst, Vice President – Human Resources, at 509.469.4005.

About John I. Haas
John I. Haas provides world-class hops, bittering products, flavor and aroma products, and innovative brewing solutions to the world’s best brewers. We are a proud member of the BarthHaas Group, a global network of family-owned hops farms, processors and distributors.

From the experimental fields to the Innovations Brewery, our pelletizing plant to your brew kettle, we believe close collaboration fuels your success as well as ours. Whether it’s ensuring your supply chain, improving brewing efficiency, helping you discover exciting hop flavors from around the world—or creating renowned hop products like INCOGNITO®, LUPOMAX® and FLEX®—HAAS is dedicated to helping you brew your best possible beer.

For more information please visit
John I. Haas
Corrie Van Oostrum
Phone: +1 (509) 469-4052

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John I. Haas, Inc.
1600 River Road
Yakima, WA 98902


John I. Haas, Inc.
5185 MacArthur Blvd. N.W. Suite 300
Washington, DC 20016
+ 1-202-777-4800