In 1999, shareholders voted to convert from a cooperative to a corporation with cooperative members becoming shareholders, Thomas said.
The company expanded its packinghouse in 2003-04.
Today avocados are the firm’s sole business.
Index Fresh avocados are marketed under the AvoTerra, AvoSol and AvoLoma labels. Bagged avocados are sold under the AvoBuddies program that promotes the flavor, health benefits and convenience of avocados, Thomas said.
Index Fresh supplies avocados to major retailers and large food service companies throughout the U.S. and exports to Canada and Asia.