ScanTech Sciences Prepares to Open First Electronic Cold-Pasteurization Center With New CEO and Labor Services Partner
MCALLEN, TX & ATLANTA, GA - ScanTech Sciences has announced the completion of two important milestones on the path to opening its first Electronic Cold-Pasteurization™ (ECP™) food treatment center. First, the company has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer with the addition of Dwayne House to the leadership team. Secondly, the company has selected its managed labor services partner in Freight Handlers Inc (FHI) to help operate the facility.
“I’m honored to be selected to guide ScanTech Sciences as we deliver a far superior option for food treatment to the industry,” said Dwayne House, CEO. “Our team will be ready to help growers, wholesalers, and retailers provide consumers with higher quality and safer produce.”
The company says that the ECP is a clean alternative to outdated post-harvest treatments such as methyl bromide or hot water treatment, and results in pest sterilization, pathogen reduction, and shelf-life extension. Under the leadership of House, ScanTech Sciences will further its mission to improve produce quality and safety, helping the entire food chain deliver fresher, higher quality fruits and vegetables.
“With over 25 years of international transactional and operational experience, Dwayne is the perfect fit for leading ScanTech through a pivotal time as we staff up to become fully operational in McAllen and implement our expansion strategy with additional locations,” said Dolan Falconer, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board.
The McAllen facility will treat produce travelling to and from the United States and Mexico. Partnering with FHI, ScanTech Sciences will provide its advanced ECP treatment as part of an integrated program that includes logistics services such as expediting border crossing and USDA processes, product traceability, and smart palletizing along with information services such as document management and shipment visibility.
“We are excited to partner with ScanTech Sciences to introduce a new era in food pasteurization and integrated logistics services,” said Reid Durst, President & COO of FHI. “Our teams are working together closely to prepare for the opening of ScanTech’s McAllen food treatment facility early next year.”
The ScanTech Sciences facility is projected to bring more than 175 jobs to the Rio Grande Valley with open positions in the McAllen facility, including areas of maintenance (managers, technicians - electrical I&C, mechanical), process operators, engineers, food safety, warehouse positions, and administrative positions. ScanTech Sciences and FHI will host a job fair on Tuesday, September 26 from 6-8pm at the McAllen Convention Center.