CarbAmericas and CarGoldMex Debut New Processing and Packaging Facility

Fri. November 18th, 2016 - by Laura Hillen

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – Streamlining its operations and looking to bolster the U.S. market even further with Mexican-grown produce, CarbAmericas has built a new facility in partnership with CarGoldMex. The facility is located in Irapuato, Mexico.

Jeff Friedman, President of CarbAmericas“Any company we support and every project of which we are a part, must pass our standards of quality and food safety,” said Jeff Friedman, President of CarbAmericas. “CarGoldMex is no different and we are proud of what we have built together with Pablo and Elias in Irapuato. With our innovation-oriented culture and the supply chain efficiencies we can drive from this facility, we see a bright future for this location and the retail customers we support with our Mexican programs.” 

As CarGoldMex grows, ships, and packs its fruits and vegetables through its vertically integrated operations, CarbAmericas will ship the fresh goods to the U.S. through the popular produce hubs of Nogales, AZ, and McAllen, TX

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility, featuring Ing. Mauro Augur Salazar (Firco), Secretary of Agriculture José Francisco Gutierrez, Guanajuato Governor of Miguel Márquez Márquez, CarGoldMex CFO Pablo Chimely Montibeller, CarbAmericas Owner Danny Pollak, CarbAmericas President Jeff Friedman, and CarGoldMex CEO Elías Chimely Montibeller

CarGoldMex has already started packing broccoli out of the new facility, and will pack other categories at different times throughout the year. According to a press release, the following fruits and vegetables will be processed at the facility:

  • Asparagus
  • Bell peppers
  • Strawberries 

Elias Chimely Montibeller, CEO, CarGoldMex“We are truly excited to start this new endeavor with our partners,” said Elias Chimely Montibeller, CEO of CarGoldMex. “We have worked very hard to get the facility ready for production and now the time has come to supply our customers with our high-quality produce.” 

CarGoldMex expects to create hundreds of jobs through the new facility in Irapuato, as well as in its surrounding areas. The companies stated that food safety is paramount not only to the new facility, but its grower operations as well. CarGoldMex is certified with Primus GFS, and as a result, has GMPs and HACCP protocols for the new facility. Produce grown by CarGoldMex is cultivated on Primus certified farms, and the company is now looking towards completing its social responsibility certification. 

CarGoldMex was formed in 2013 by CarbAmerica owners Jeff Friedman and Danny Pollak, along with Pablo and Elias Chimely Montibeller. The company reaches through four continents, including North America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

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