California Giant’s new cooling facility located at its Watsonville, Calif., headquarters received a significant “cooling facelift” in preparation for the 2016 Watsonville berry season.

The new 35,000-square-foot facility put in a complete new cooling tower and condenser, replacing the original unit that was installed back in 1988. This new system is expected to reduce cooling time by about 20 minutes per tunnel while using significantly less energy. Final installation is still underway, and the new unit will begin cooling fruit harvested in the Watsonville area by April.  

The $200,000 investment in this equipment is part of the company’s overall commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.