Business updates: Ohio Know Your Market - The Packer

Business updates: Ohio Know Your Market

11/02/2011 09:52:00 AM
Amelia Freidline

ProduceOne continues to grow its line of specialty items, Pavlofsky said.

In addition to specialty produce, the company is adding local cheeses and other refrigerated products.

ProduceOne plans to expand its Columbus, Ohio, facility in 2012, Pavlofsky said.

Produce Packaging adds new onion peeler

Cleveland-based Produce Packaging Inc. installed a new onion peeler this summer, said president Greg Fritz.

The peeler will allow the company to operate more cost-effectively and to increase its volume of whole peeled, sliced and diced onions, Fritz said.

Roth Produce makes green changes

Columbus, Ohio-based Roth Produce Co. is making environmentally friendly changes to its operations.

Its sales staff’s vehicles have been replaced with hybrid vehicles, said Ben Roth, chief executive officer.

The company also instituted recycling and composting programs. Last year, Roth Produce installed LED lighting throughout its facility.

Roth Produce also installed new tracking software that minimizes shorts and makes responding to problems easier, Roth said.

The company can notify its customers of a recall within 15 minutes, he said.

Roth Produce sponsored the 6th annual Jack Roth 5K Rock & Run/Walk in honor of Roth’s brother, who died after being diagnosed with lung cancer. This year, the 5K raised about $100,000 for the Jack Roth Fund, which supports lung cancer research and treatment.

Sanfillipo expands at terminal market

Columbus, Ohio-based Sanfillipo Produce Co. Inc. in August moved into a seventh bay in the Columbus Produce Terminal Market.

A year earlier, the company had just four bays, said Jim Sanfillipo, partner and sales manager.

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