L&M Opens New Michigan Warehouse

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Fri. July 22nd, 2016 - by Jordan Okumura-Wright

RALEIGH, NC - L&M companies has announced the completion of a 20,000-square-foot-facility just in time to kick off its Midwest summer season.

The Hamilton, Michigan-based warehouse just cut the ribbon on new state-of-the-art cooling, multiple temperature zones, and new offices.

Jack Parker, Product Manager, L&M

“It’s great to have a new facility to work out of,” said Jake Parker, an L&M Product Manager that has spent the last five seasons in the state, according to a release. “We are off to a really nice start–beginning with the harvest of beautiful, dark green cucumbers last week and moving into bell pepper and hard squash harvest in about two weeks.” 

L&M will be shipping a number of vegetables from this newest location, including:

  • Pepper
  • Cucumbers
  • Chiles
  • Yellow
  • Zucchini squash
  • Eggplant
  • Cabbage
  • Hard squash
  • Pumpkins
  • Ornamentals

Parker handles the sales side of the business, according to L&M, working closely with Daryl Coffey, who manages the farming side, on a joint venture to plan for L&M’s future for the past three years.

“I have been working with growers and product in Michigan for five years and Daryl is the best,” Parker said of the partnership. “He is an expert farmer and exemplifies customer service. He’s a pleasure to work with every day and we are proud to welcome him into the L&M Family.”

Of that future, and the company’s plans for growth in the Midwest, General Manager of Vegetables for L&M Greg Cardamone expressed enthusiasm.

Greg Cardamone, General Manager of Vegetables, L&M

“The diversity and quality of products from Michigan are truly impressive and we are excited to be growing our business here,” Cardamone said. “This is an important link for our company. It completes L&M Farm’s goal of growing vegetables year round for our customers – providing the control of the product that allows us to meet our customer’s need and deliver the freshest vegetables from one of the finest growing regions in the country.”

The season is currently anticipated to go from early July through early October, according to the company, who added that it is bringing an experienced team from its southern farms up to Michigan.

As we continue to keep our pulse on industry growth throughout this summer and beyond, keep checking in with AndNowUKnow.

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