Taylor Farms more than doubles size of its cut vegetable plant

10/10/2013 01:13:00 PM
Mike Hornick

Taylor FarmsTaylor Farms Retail plans an 80,000-square-foot expansion of its Gonzales, Calif., fresh-cut vegetable facility, more than doubling its size.

“The success of our Green Giant Fresh branded cut vegetable line is fueling the need for expansion,” Mark Campion, president, said in a news release.

Taylor Farms is enjoying sales increases of at least 20% each with its retail customers handling the line, he said.

Completion is expected in April. The new plant will bring capacity to 135,000 square feet on 21 acres. The site is at 100 Puente del Monte Ave., Gonzales.

“By expanding, we will accelerate our ability to offer high-quality brussels sprouts, butternut squash and green beans along with our current cut vegetable product offerings,” Nicholas DaCosta, chief operating officer, said in the release.

The Taylor Farms Retail plant will include commodity-specific processing equipment and a focus on energy efficiency and cold chain management. Renewable energy sources are planned using wind and solar technologies.



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