Facility Operations

New fan line from Hunter features plug-n-play installation

Hunter Industrial Fans, the industrial division of Hunter Fan Company, has launched an industrial fan line that the company said is engineered to de... continue reading »

California tomato processors contract for 11.9 million tons

California’s tomato processors reported in May they were contracting for 11.9 million tons of processing tomatoes during 2018, according to a report... continue reading »

In sweet corn hybrids, workhorses hold the edge for processors

When deciding which sweet corn hybrids to plant, vegetable processors need to consider whether they want their contract growers using a workhorse or a... continue reading »

Cultiva, Taylor joint venture completes $10M expansion

According to local news, Cultiva Farms USA has announced the completion of its new cold storage facility, part of a $10 million project to build a sal... continue reading »

FDA updates cut-offs for FSMA exemptions

The FDA said that it is changing how it calculates a company’s sales, which affects whether or not some companies can be exempt from some requiremen... continue reading »

BrightFarms chooses Texas for fifth greenhouse site

BrightFarms will break ground on a greenhouse farm in Abilene, Texas, this spring. This will be the company’s fifth facility in the U.S. and first i... continue reading »

METTLER TOLEDO moves into new Florida facility

The Product Inspection Group of METTLER TOLEDO has moved into a new facility in Pasco County, Florida. With 270,000 square feet of office and manufact... continue reading »

High pressure processing plant to open in Ohio

Hydrofresh HPP, an affiliate of Keller Logistics Group, is constructing a $10 million pasteurization plant slated for opening in April 2018 in Delphos... continue reading »

Wisconsin Extension to hold processing crops meeting  

The University of Wisconsin Extension is sponsoring the annual Processing Vegetable Crops Meeting on March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch included,... continue reading »

JLS names director of integrated systems

JLS Automation has named Gary Pickett as director of Integrated Systems Group. JLS has also named Justin Fredricks as regional applications engineer. ... continue reading »