Church Brothers Farms Expands in Mexico with New Facility
- by Kayla Webb
SALINAS, CA - Church Brothers Farms is expanding its presence in Northern Mexico with a new facility set to increase its year-round capacity. The 110,000-square-foot plant, known as the San Luis Plant, will produce whole leaf lettuce, broccoli florets, iceless broccoli, and green onions.
“The new facility will allow us to produce during the summer months, where in the past we were limited to only green onions and other seasonal items. Now we will be sourcing from Mexico year-round to meet our U.S. customers’ growing needs,” said CEO Brian Church. “We will be feeding this plant with product that we grow from both sides of the border.”
With the same food safety standards as the Church Brothers’ True Leaf Farms processing plants in Arizona and California, the new plant will handle green onions in a ready-to-eat facility that will elevate the food safety environment even further.
The plant will be strategically built 29 miles away from Church Brothers’ two Yuma, Arizona, facilities and loading docks, as well as less than one mile from the international border in the town of San Luis Rio Colorado. This town is also near other large American companies with manufacturing facilities in the area, like Constellation, Gulfstram, Kenworth, and Honeywell, according to a press release.
Church Brothers Mexico is CTPAT (Custom Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) certified, which gives fresh product expedited entry status. This allows for faster border crossing times and, as a result, a shorter time to market. For more information about the company, visit ChurchBrothers.com.
Set to open by the end of 2018, video footage of the construction progress may be viewed here.
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