Freska Produce Doubles Cooling Capacity in Nogales, AZ Facility
NOGALES, AZ - In response to consistent growth, Freska Produce is looking to expand its square footage in the Nogales, Arizona produce hub.
“Our increase in volume over the past few years has forced us to expand to be able to take on our growth now and into the future,” said Managing Member Jesus “Chuy” Loza. “Having this new expansion allows us to keep our operations under one roof, which will make our food safety and product freshness first class.”
The company broke ground on the expansion last July, according to a press release, to double the size of its existing cooler.
With all the growth Freska has experienced, it was having to outsource with other local coolers in previous years. But, once this expansion is complete, the company said it will be able to handle all volume under one roof–keeping all its cold chain and food safety intact and under its control.
“This is a very important step for our overall control of our product and getting it to our customers as fresh and safe as possible,” Loza concluded.
Construction is currently expected to wrap up in time for the Mexican mango season start up in February of 2017.
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