Vegalab, Inc., North Palm Beach, Fla., acquired a fruit packing facility in Lindsay, Calif.
Situated on 9.4 acres in California’s San Joaquin Valley, the facility consists of over 260,000 square feet of working space, including three packing lines, approximately 32,000 square feet of cold storage, 12 degreening rooms and a 6-bay shipping area. The facility will dramatically increase the company’s current capacity to process and pack fruit.
“With the current capacity at our existing Vegalab produce facility unable to meet the demand from our domestic and international buyers for premium quality and premium priced citrus, management has been systematically evaluating packing facilities to add to our portfolio,” says David Selakovic, chief executive officer. “The Lindsay, Calif., facility is major acquisition in an ideal location. Being in California’s San Joaquin Valley citrus belt, where Vegalab recently acquired the Tuttle Cross Dock and Warehouse, the property is centrally positioned in one of the best fruit growing ecosystems in the United States. While touring the plant, we recognized how well designed it is to seamlessly combine highly efficient fruit processing with the ability to rapidly ship product to our domestic and international customers. We intend to continue to build out our infrastructure and integrate our properties while efficiently increasing the company’s annual sales.”