July 17, 2014

Growers Express opens new Green Giant Fresh center

Growers Express is opening a new 70,000-square-foot Green Giant Fresh cooler, consolidation and distribution facility in Gonzales, California. Advantages to choosing Gonzales include proximity to he companty’s farming operations, ease of doing business, less truck congestion as well as updating the facility design to meet the future of our business, according to Growers Express. Improvements in facility layout, design and function, plus a 50 percent increase in storage capacity, will improve cut-to-cool times, leverage existing investments in warehouse management and tracking technologies and reduce environmental impact and costs.

Taylor Farms announced the expansion of their 80,000-square-foot fresh-cut vegetable processing facility in late 2013.  According to Growers Express, they decided to locate their operation next door to improve customer service, minimize load times and physically align with one of their Green Giant brand partners.

The facility utilizes the most efficient cooling equipment, has doors that maintain the cold chain during the loading process and unload our field trucks in a semi-enclosed area to protect our vegetables from sun and wind damage, according to the company. Rear finished product delivery doors are set up to receive product for cross-dock and consolidation without interrupting our loading flow. 

“As Freight and freshness has become more important to our customers and consumers we aligned with Taylor Farms Retail to offer more efficient loading and consolidation center across a much larger set of Green Giant Fresh branded products,” said Gary Andreasian, president of Growers Express. “This facility will put us in a position where customers can begin to look at Green Giant Fresh as a one-stop program!  Come visit us to see the new standard in fresh produce consolidation and efficiency.”   

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