River Point Farms Breaks Ground on New Onion Packing Facility
HERMISTON, OR - River Point Farms has broken ground on a new state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot whole onion packaging facility. The project, which is part of the company’s $17.5 million capital expansion plan for 2014 to 2015, is expected to finish completion by the end of July 2015.
“As we nurture our current customers and prepare for growth, seamless execution in packaging and shipping facilities is paramount to our success,” said Bob Hale, River Point Farms CEO. “The new packaging facility provides us with an opportunity to fully automate our whole onion sorting and packaging process with a high level of accuracy and efficiency and also allows us to convert our current packing facility into a state-of-the-art shipping facility.”
The new facility will feature best-in-class equipment that the company has strategically vetted over the last two years in preparation for its doubling of production and shipping capacity in the next twelve months, according to a press release. Until the day of transition, River Point Farms will continue to operate out of its current facility.
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