To-Jo Mushrooms Inc., has expanded its production by enlarging its warehouse capacity.

To-Jo expands mushroom production facilityTo-Jo Mushrooms Inc., has expanded its production by enlarging its warehouse capacity.

The Avondale, Pa.-based grower-shipper has acquired an additional 200,000 square feet of mushroom growing capacity.

The company plans to dedicate the new growing beds to white and brown mushroom production and the expansion should allow To-Jo to harvest an additional 8 million pounds of product a year to better serve its customer base, according to a news release.

The production capacity increase follows the company’s completion of an 8,000 square-foot expansion of its Avondale headquarters.

That expansion includes a new modern fresh mushroom receiving area, increased cold storage capacity and a new pre-cleaned mushroom processing area, according to the release.

The expansion is part of To-Jo’s plans to keep the company current in meeting growing mushroom demand in its foodservice and retail divisions, according to the release.

“By continuously improving our facilities and increasing our production capacity for our customers, we will ensure that only the freshest, highest quality products will be delivered out from our facilities on a daily basis,” Tony D’Amico, president, said in the release. “These improvements will help keep To-Jo at the forefront of an ever expanding mushroom category.”

The family-ownedTo-Jo distributes a full line of fresh and prepared mushrooms throughout the U.S.