Taylor Farms Extends its Leadership in Innovation with New State-of-the- Art Employee Training Centers
SALINAS, CA - Taylor Farms recently announced the opening of two employee training centers dedicated to the advancement of its employees. As our industry continues to evolve, the company noted that it is prioritizing the implementation of automation and robotic initiatives throughout its operations. The new employee training centers are designed to help team members transition into working alongside more sophisticated equipment and advance employee’s skill sets.
“Our business is constantly evolving and we are now entering a new era centered around automation,” said Mark Borman, COO, Taylor Farms Foodservice Division. “Automated technologies are reframing the traditional, labor intensive role and these training centers are investments in making sure our current employees have the resources to learn and grow along with our company.”
Taylor Farms invested more than $1 million in a 4,500-square-foot facility in Yuma, AZ, and a 2,200-square-foot facility in Salinas, CA. The centers currently offer training around programming, engineering, and machine operation.
“I’ve never had the opportunity for a job like this. I thought everything was done manually,” said Erika Torres, employee of Taylor Farms. “I got to the training facility, saw the robots and couldn’t believe it. I’m very interested in getting this education and advancing with the company. I’m going to take advantage of these opportunities.”
The company noted that this move stems from Taylor Farms’ desire to provide high quality fresh foods across North America. By educating its employees—who prepare these products—on the advancements in the agriculture industry is crucial to the company's mission.