The final stage of a five-year expansion at Pioneer Growers, Belle Glade, Fla., is nearing completion.

The expansion includes cold storage and processing facilities which are expected to be operational on March 13.

"It's important that we continue to expand and improve our facilities to meet not only growing demand, but to maintain production efficiencies that continue to improve our product handling and quality," Gene Duff, vice president and general manager of Pioneer Growers, said in a news release.

The expansion includes processing, receiving and packing areas.

"Pioneer Growers has always been an industry leader and our growers and employees are proud and excited to work in the most modern facility in the Glades where we produce and ship some of the freshest, best quality sweet corn and vegetables grown anywhere in the U.S," Duff said in the release.

Pioneer ships sweet corn, cabbage, radishes and green beans from the facility.