Toward the end of 2012, the company plans to start expanding its Gilroy packing facility.
“It looks like we’ll construct an additional line for red and yellow bell peppers for next year,” Aiello said. The plan is to double capacity on an existing 5,000-square-foot building.
Uesugi’s green bells from Bakersfield are now packed in Gilroy, but reds and yellows are still field-packed.
“We’re looking for ways to make that a little more efficient,” Aiello said.