Kingdom Fresh Farms Expands its Mexico Greenhouse Operations
DONNA, TX - Kingdom Fresh Farms plans to more than double its production capabilities by adding approximately 62 acres of hydroponic greenhouses in Tehuacan, central Mexico.
This is Phase 1 of a five year expansion plan that aims to increase volume and allow for the addition of specialty items. The new greenhouses will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology to accommodate year-round production and best-in-class food safety, according to a press release.
Dan Edmeier, Vice President of Sales, said that the expansion is a continued step toward better serving Kingdom Fresh’s customers and their needs.
“The additional volume allows us to offer more products on a year-round basis for now and in the future as we grow together,” said Edmeier. “Our customers stress year-round availability and high quality products and we believe the consistency of our tomato program in Puebla is central to our continued growth and success.”
The current expansion will add 250 new jobs and mark Kingdom Fresh as one of the major employers in the area.
Guillermo Martinez, General Manager, remarked upon the outstanding growing conditions the area provides.
“We have several quality growing locations, and Tehuacan is one of our locations where conditions are ideal: great weather, lots of sunlight, excellent water quality, and most importantly, good-hardworking employees,” said Martinez.
Kingdom Fresh Farms specializes in a year-round, full assortment of tomatoes program.
The company grows in multiple regions of Mexico, with headquarters in the centrally located and industrialized region of Torreon, Mexico.