Tanimura & Antle Receives Award from Monterey Bay Economic Partnership for Employee Housing Community
- by Laura Hillen
SALINAS, CA – Tanimura & Antle and Monterey County were recognized for their joint efforts to develop the Spreckels Crossing farm employee housing community.
Both T&A and the county were awarded at The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) Second Annual Regional Economic Summit. Spreckles Crossing will provide critically-needed housing for approximately 800 of Tanimura & Antle’s employees who would otherwise struggle for housing options in the Salinas Valley.
“It is a true honor for Tanimura & Antle to be recognized by the MBEP at this Regional Economic Summit, and to be the first recipient of the public-partnership award alongside the County of Monterey,” said Rick Antle, CEO and President of Tanimura & Antle, in a press statement. “Rarely does one have the opportunity to improve the community as this project has.”
T&A said it hopes that Spreckels Crossing will serve as an example to other large businesses in Monterey County, as housing for seasonal employees continues to be an issue. “Not only have we addressed the critical affordable housing need of our community, but we have also changed the lives of many people,” said Antle. “Hopefully this project will be an inspiration for others to do as we have, and keep the momentum going!”
Employees have already begun moving into the fully furnished apartments at Spreckles Crossing, and the final phase of development will be completed in June. The company said there will be a formal ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration later this summer.
Congratulations to Tanimura & Antle and the County of Monterey on their recent award. For the latest developments in the produce industry, keep reading AndNowUKnow.