Springfield, Ill.-based produce distributor Tom Lange Co. has opened a citrus packinghouse in Porterville, Calif., as part of its Seven Seas Packers division.

An established citrus-production facility, it will specialize in oranges, lemons, grapefruit and other citrus products, according to a news release.

The division will offer year-round order fulfillment, including cartons, bags and bins packed to order for domestic and export sales.

The Seven Seas Visalia, Calif., office will provide regional sourcing as well as operating as the packers’ exclusive sales agent.

"The opening of the Seven Seas Packers positions Tom Lange Co. as a grower/shipper and further expands the Seven Seas label,” president Greg Reinauer said in the release. “Seven Seas Packers will give us the ability to supply our customers with seamless delivery of product from plant to warehouse”