In late January, Potandon Produce LLC, Idaho Falls, Idaho, became the exclusive marketing agent for Highland Growers Cooperative and its associated packing facility Idaho Sunfresh in Rigby.
The shed is one of the largest facilities in Idaho, according to Barbara Keckler, marketing manager, and it has the capacity to ship 10 rail cars per day as well as numerous trucks.
So far, the transition has gone smoothly. The shed had been closed since last November but upon notification that it would be re-opening, most of the former managers and crew returned to work.
“It’s a very friendly staff, great people to work with. And it’s a short learning curve, basically one of the smoothest start-ups we have experienced,” Keckler said.
Potandon also recently hired Blaine Heiner to the sales department.