Mann Packing breaks ground on new facility
Mann Packing broke ground Aug. 2 on its new processing facility in Gonzales, California. The groundbreaking ceremony featured company representatives, local government officials and business leaders.
Headquartered in Salinas, California, Mann’s selected the City of Gonzales for its 130,000-square-foot expansion project because of its convenient location and zoned industrial area. The company has a further land base at the same location to accommodate future expansions. The new facility will employ 250 people.
Sixty-five percent of the company’s manufacturing volume will relocate from Salinas to the Gonzales facility. Mann’s location at 1250 Hansen Street in Salinas will continue to process fresh-cut vegetables, but will mainly serve as the company’s central warehouse, cooling and shipping facility.
Construction of the facility is targeted for completion in early 2018, with production beginning in spring. The facility was designed with the goal of achieving electric sustainability and will utilize a windmill turbine to supply energy for heating and cooling.