Farmer’s Best International’s Edinburg, Texas, operation is moving into a new facility.
Work is scheduled to be completed in early March on a larger facility in Edinburg’s Rio Grande Produce Park, which is near McAllen’s port of entry, according to a news release from Nogales, Ariz.-based Farmer’s Best.
The company also has bought land for expansion of the new facility. Farmer’s Best previously leased space and warehouse services in the Loop Cold Storage facility in Edinburg.
“This move means we are in full control of every facet of our operations in Texas,” Leonardo Tarriba, Farmer’s Best’s general manager, said in the news release.
Farmer’s Best has seen its Mexican winter vegetable shipments coming through McAllen increase by one-third over the past year.
The move to the new facility comes a month after Farmer’s Best hired its first Texas-based salesman, Mario René Cardenas, who will head the company’s mango program.