Oceanside's demise shakes up tomato industry

10/10/2011 11:18:00 AM
Fred Wilkinson

Oceanside Pole cited high costs of labor and water, competition from Mexico, California’s tough regulatory environment and the fact that the company had lost its lease on about 350 acres of land from the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton as reasons for its closure.

The company, in business more than 70 years, shipped under the Oceanside Pole and Cal-Tom labels.

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