The Nunes Company and Peri & Sons Farms Complete State-of-the-Art Walker River Cooling Facility and Distribution Center
- by Jordan Okumura
YERINGTON, NV - When the best minds in our industry come together, major milestones can be achieved. Just ask industry pioneers The Nunes Company and Peri & Sons Farms. The joint-venture partners recently completed the 2020 expansion of their state-of-the-art Walker River Cooling Facility and Distribution Center in Yerington, Nevada.
“Our commitment to customer service is our driving force. By tripling the size of our facility, we can increase our forward distribution capacity to not only be able to load more trucks directly to the eastern part of the United States, but to increase the distribution of our California-based crops in the summer months,” said Tom M. Nunes (T5), President of The Nunes Company, Inc. “Through the expansion of this facility we also set ourselves up to be in great shape for expanding our acreage for future growth. Having the ability to consolidate loads, gives us the opportunity to offer a heightened level of quality and consistency, while still giving our customers a diversity of produce options. ”
In response to much anticipation and heightened demand, the expansion has added extra cooling capacity, warehouse space, six additional loading docks, and also saves the trucker approximately 600 miles in distance by not going into and out of California. All of this ultimately leads to the consumer receiving a fresher and higher quality product.
“We value our partnership with the Nunes Company. Seeing the impact of The Walker River Cooling Facility, not only on the customer level, but also at the community level to the people of Lyon County, goes to show that great accomplishments can be made when two produce giants join teams and share a common vision. We are proud to be on this adventure together and look forward to our future progress,” said David Peri, Owner and Founder of Peri & Sons Farms.
The Nunes Company and Peri & Sons first opened this facility in May 2017, and it has been servicing retailers, wholesalers, processors, and other buying organizations throughout North America ever since, according to a press release. Nevada–based Peri & Sons is one of the country’s largest onion growing operations while and Salinas, Calfornia-headquartered The Nunes Company, is one of the nation’s largest grower/shippers of fresh organic and conventional produce marketed under the Foxy Organic and Foxy Brands.
The Nunes Company and Peri & Sons have been working together since 2008, growing and marketing organic fresh vegetables in Lyon County for consumers across North America. Starting with 16 acres 12 years ago, the two companies continue to grow and ship more than 40 million pounds of organic baby greens and 50 million pounds of organic fresh vegetables per year.
We would like to offer our congratulations to The Nunes Company and Peri & Sons Farms on this significant step in both expansion and excellence!