Ippolito International and Partner Ron Mondo Introduce 40,000-Square-Foot Facility
SALINAS, CA - In a response to the company’s flourishing Brussels sprouts deal, Ippolito International has built a new, 40,000-square-foot packing facility adjacent to its Salinas, CA, offices. I spoke with company Partner Ron Mondo, who gave me all the details on Ippolito’s state-of-the-art plant.
“Our Brussels sprout deal continues to grow and we wanted to respond to customer demand for value-added products in addition to our already full line of conventional Western vegetables,” Mondo shares with me. “We will be producing a number of different styles of value-added Brussels sprouts, spinach, and spring mixes, both conventional and organic, with even more items planned for the future.”
The plant will feature cutting-edge technologies designed to both shred and halve Brussels sprouts for the company’s new, value-added microwaveable pouches, on top of the facility’s capability to pack petite and regular sprouts as well. For spinach and spring mixes, Mondo tells me the company will now be able to pack a variety of sizes for both retail and foodservice within the building.
Certified to pack both organic and conventional, Mondo says this facility will be an important step in growing Ippolito’s product lines to meet the growing consumer demand and to help provide retailers with programs to suit their needs.
“We are getting ready to offer a more diverse product line, and its great to be able to offer regional processing in Salinas to match what our sister company is providing in Burlington, Ontario,” Mondo adds.
Congratulations on the new facility, Ippolito, and can’t wait to see what else 2016 has in store for the growing company.
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