Soli Organic™ Expands With Cutting-Edge Facility in San Antonio, Texas; Matt Ryan and Leo Gomez Discuss
ROCKINGHAM, VA - Expanded reach, increased capabilities—there are a multitude of benefits to a well-executed expansion play. Soli Organic™ is achieving this and more with a new cutting-edge, automated indoor farm and co-located packing facility located in the Brooks community in San Antonio, Texas.
“As Soli Organic continues to grow and scale operations around the country, we couldn’t be more excited to be expanding in Texas,” said Matt Ryan, Chief Executive Officer. “We began our transition to indoor farming because we recognized early on some of the coming challenges of traditional outdoor farming, along with its adverse environmental impacts. As record-breaking heat, drought, wildfires, and other extreme weather events take a mounting toll across the Southwest and other parts of the country, we aim to ensure consumers throughout the region have year-round access to the best-tasting, freshest, and most affordable organic produce on the market.”
According to a press release, the Brooks farm will add 100,000 square feet of growing, including six vertical layers of production capacity and an additional 40,000 square feet of processing to Soli Organic’s nationwide footprint. This will enhance the greenhouse grower’s ability to meet retail needs through a network of high-tech farms in strategic locations around the country, in addition to furthering its reach across the Texas Triangle and across the Southwest region.
The new facility will also bring additional management and grower talent opportunities to the developing area, which has a robust university and community college system.
“We are thrilled to continue the momentum at Brooks as we welcome Soli Organic to the thriving 1,308-acre campus. The Company exemplifies innovation, environmental care, and job creation, all of which furthers Brooks’ Mission to promote and develop a dynamic, sustainable, and inclusive community by serving as a catalyst for transformative economic development and regional prosperity,” said Leo Gomez, Brooks President and Chief Executive Officer.
This expansion follows the grower’s announcement of new organic indoor farms in the Seattle area and in Anderson County, South Carolina. Soli Organic is also actively seeking sites for its next farms in the Midwest and Northeast to broaden its category leadership with products in more than 20,000 stores nationwide.
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