Market Fresh Produce Opens Monett Repacking Facility

Tue. January 13th, 2015 - by Jordan Okumura

NIXA, MO – The residents of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas have a new produce player entering the mix with the opening of Market Fresh Produce's Monett Repacking Facility. Market Fresh was joined by the Monett Chamber of Commerce for the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

“The facility will allow us to service Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas,” Tyler Phipps, General Manager, said. “Reworking, ripening, cross-docking and redistribution services will be offered as we are able to handle the rapid growth we expect.”

According to a press release, the facility was purchased from the Harlin Fruit Company. After the acquisition, Market Fresh began to renovate the complex, upgrading it to a repacking facility. From August 2014 through the new year, the company worked to install a state-of-the-art hands-free wash and dry room for the employees, LED lighting, new security system, six walk-in coolers.

Steve Phipps, Market Fresh CEO and Owner

Steve Phipps, Market Fresh CEO and Owner, shared that in the long-term the company plans to expand the facility's footprint outside of just tomatoes until it is able to offer a full category selection, creating a local produce program for the community.

“This is an exciting time in the life of our company,” he said. “Having a local facility will provide further research and development opportunities as Market Fresh continues to be one of the most innovative brands in the produce industry.”

Market Fresh offers full line procurement and category management in tomatoes, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, peppers, avocados, and kiwi.

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