Of the more than 130 companies listed as creditors in the Dubois & Son
bankruptcy filing, the majority will be unlikely to collect on debts owed to
Court documents filed by the company's attorney, Robert Furr of Boca Raton,
FL, said that after exempt property is excluded and administrative costs are
paid, there would be few, if any, remaining funds for distribution to
Dubois & Son, based in Boynton Beach, FL, was an agriculture leader in the
state for 75 years and was one of the nation's larger pepper growers in the
1980s. Last year, revenues were just over $14 million. In 2008, revenues were
$10.5 million. This year the company showed $95,000 in revenues prior to
the bankruptcy filing.
A meeting of creditors is scheduled for April 13 at 11:30 a.m. in West Palm
Beach, and proofs of claim are due by July 12.
Significant creditors and the amounts they are owed include Everglades Farm
Equipment Co. in Belle Glade, FL ($76,761), Gentry Apiaries Inc. in
Loxahatchee, FL ($12,000), Gulf Seed Inc. in Leesburg, FL ($829,068), Helena
Chemical Co. in Atlanta ($159,008), Hendrix & Dail Inc. in Palmetto, FL
($181,017), Howard Fertilizer & Chemical Co. Inc. in Orlando, FL
($2,137,660), IC Industries Inc. in Orlando, FL ($48,909), J&J Produce Inc. in
Loxahatchee, FL ($85,116), John B. Kennelly in Boynton Beach, FL ($114,142),
Kaleel & Assoc in Boynton Beach, FL ($78,174), May Bros of Ft. Myers Inc. in
Fort Myers, FL ($637,815), Mobley Greenhouse Inc. in Moultrie, GA
($1,211,470), Mobley Plant World Inc. in Mountrie, GA ($674,264), Monte
Package Co. in Riverside, MI ($22,571), OmniLytics Inc. in Salt Lake City, UT
($103,962), Pepper Research Inc. in Boynton Beach, FL ($35,000), Pliant Corp.
of Atlanta ($121,651), Polygro LLC in Tampa, FL ($46,914), Rain & Hail LLC in
Des Moines, IA ($118,421), Rinker Systems Inc. in Orlando, FL ($6,047),
Seminis Vegetable Seeds Inc. in Chicago ($390,659), Surge Solutions Group
Inc. in West Palm Beach, FL ($68,572), TRC Farm & Ind. Supply Inc. in Belle
Glade, FL ($9,968), Triangle Chemical Co. in Macon, GA ($230,784), Tropical
Land Design Inc. in Lake Worth, FL ($67,145), Windmill Sprinkler in Delray
Beach, FL ($7,032) and UAP Distribution Inc. in Atlanta (two separate claims,
$187,197 and $108,448).