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Our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations by being a leading provider of safe, high quality produce and value-added solutions.
Philip Cutler

Michael Cutler's Father

In 1926 Michael Cutler’s grandfather, Philip Ball, began his journey in the produce industry when he went to work for his brother-in-law at Champagnier Produce Company located in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  At Champagnier, Philip built his reputation in the produce industry shipping truckload volume fruits and vegetables.  In 1944, he left Champagnier Produce Company and created Ball Brokerage Company where he continued to sell a variety of fresh produce in the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre area. In 1951, Philip Ball’s son-in-law and Michael Cutler’s father, Philip Cutler, joined the company and began to expand their selling area. In 1967, Philip Cutler purchased Ball Brokerage Company and hired his oldest son Michael.  During the early years of Michael’s career in the produce industry, he assisted his father with sales after school, on weekends, and during school vacations.


In 1973, Race-West was created and used as a platform to ship produce nationwide. Upon graduation from college in 1974, Michael Cutler became a fulltime employee of Ball Brokerage Company and Race-West Company. Michael’s brothers joined the sales staff after their college graduations and the companies continued to grow and expand.


After years of dedication and passion for produce, Michael formed MCCO in 2005 to focus on growing, packing, and shipping onions. In 2006 Michael Cutler of California was formed to focus on onion and fruit sales in California


Since the inception of Michael Cutler Company, we have expanded our growing, packing, and shipping operations to be vertically integrated with year round onion programs. We continue to grow with integrity, pride, and passion for produce.

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