Roe said he also plans to use the facility to help shippers in smaller and shorter deals such as pumpkins, whose deal only lasts a month.
Will Chavez, Central Florida Repacking’s warehouse manager, said the facility can cool corn that had been rejected from 70 degrees to 36 degrees and that the area occasionally sees troubled arrivals of Southern Hemisphere blueberries, which need reworking.
Chavez said Central Florida Repacking recently had to repack three loads of California grapes that were underweight.
“With the cost of freight these days, truckers just spot-pick,” Chavez said. “And they can run into delays.”
Roe packs blueberries and citrus, including tangerines, tangelos, temples, navels, valencias, pummelos and clementines.