Veg Pro’s Florida plant goes year-round
Sherrington-based Veg Pro International Inc. is now running its plant in Belle Glade, Fla, 12 months a year.
For the first time this summer, the grower and packer of baby lettuces and popular Fresh Attitude salad kits was able to supply customers in Southeast U.S. directly from the plant, said executive vice president marketing Daniel Dufresne.
Veg Pro is also doubling the size of its Sherrington plant, Dufresne said. The project broke ground in late October and should be completed by spring.
"We expanded our capacity with new packaging lines a year ago," he said, "but we already need more capacity to meet our customers’ needs."
Veg Pro sells to Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada and down into the New York and Philadelphia areas.
"More consumers are finding out about our brand and our proximity," he said. "Because we’re close by, we can react quickly to customers’ needs."