Salinas Valley Vegetables business update briefs

04/19/2012 03:21:00 PM
Mike Hornick

“A couple of major grower-shippers are really looking at this season in Salinas as the time they’re going to become compliant across the board.”

It’s part of a nationwide series. Events are scheduled May 24 in Delano, Calif.; June 5 in Ellensburg, Wash.; and the week of July 11 in McAllen, Texas. Other cities are expected to be added.

Online registration is at www.redlineforproduce.com/events.

Uesugi Farms adds sales assistant

Former shipping clerk Kaidi Pennington is starting her first full year as a sales assistant for Gilroy, Calif.-based Uesugi Farms.

“She was already working for us and we promoted her to an assistant position,” said Pete Aiello, co-owner.

“The California season is so intense it’s tough for our two sales guys to keep up and still handle all their administrative tasks,” Aiello said.

Pennington did her first sales work for Uesugi last fall.


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