(Feb. 29, 10:40 a.m.) Tom Lange Co. Inc., Springfield, Ill., is opening procurement offices in Argentina and Ecuador to supply European and Russian markets.

The offices, which will operate under the company’s Seven Seas banner — Lange’s European subsidiary — are in the process of opening, said Mike Smith, executive vice president.

Lange decided to open offices in South America to handle increased demand for citrus, pipfruit and other fruits from the continent, Smith said.

Seven Seas also has offices in South Africa, Russia and The Netherlands.