Randhawa Farms added a 22,000-square-foot cold storage site with 600-pallet capacity that includes two new value-added lines to its Canada-based facility.

“We’re very excited to already be shipping out of the new cooler,” says Aaron Quon, executive category director of greenhouse at The Oppenheimer Group, the Canada-based parent company.

Bringing in two new employees to manage the new packing and shipping lines, Randhawa harvests bell peppers from March to November with a year-round cucumber offering. Its high-tech greenhouses currently hold over 60 acres of bell peppers, long English cucumbers and mini cucumbers. The new cooler, packing line and staging area will ensure optimal, consistent temperatures throughout the packing process.

Randhawa will also expand by 15 acres of bell peppers at the end of 2018 with a cutting-edge packing line installed in time for next year’s season.

“Randhawa has always built themselves around future expansion, and we value being part of these big steps in their operation,” Quon says.

“Oppy has been an exceptional support system within our team. They are consistently running reports and keeping an eye on our day-to-day to better prepare us for anything that could come up. We are so thrilled to be partnered with them because we couldn’t do what they do for us on our own,” adds Vijay Randhawa, executive director of Randhawa Farms.