Peri & Sons Farms and Nunes Company to Build Nevada Distribution Operation in Nevada
YERINGTON, NV - Two big names in organics are joining forces for a state-of-the-art cooling and distribution facility in Yerington, Nevada. Peri & Sons and The Nunes Company, marketer of the Foxy organic name, expect to open the Walker River Cooling facility in May 2017, to service retailers, wholesalers, and other buying organizations throughout North America.
“It’s paramount that we keep up with the demand of the growing organic marketplace and servicing our customers. This new facility will be an integral part of growing our business and plans for the future,” explained Pam Peri, Executive Vice President of Peri & Sons Farms. “The advantages of building this new facility in Nevada are numerous. We will have the necessary land, water, and labor resources needed in the coming years to continually supply our customers with the highest quality products available.”
Pam further explained that the combined strength of the two companies is expected to translate into greater efficiency for them and their customers.
“Nevada is truly fortunate to have these two dedicated family-run operations join forces to expand and create jobs in Lyon County,” said U.S. Senator Dean Heller of Nevada. “Over the years, I have been impressed with Peri & Sons Farms and look forward to its increased success when paired with the Nunes Company. This news proves how Nevada offers a pro-business climate where ventures like these do not just succeed but flourish.”
According to a press release, the combined venture is bringing over 800 jobs to the region’s Lyon County, with additional job growth projected upon completion of the new distribution facility. Peri & Sons and The Nunes Company have reportedly been working together since 2008, starting with 16 acres and now growing and shipping more than 25 million pounds of organic baby greens and 40 million pounds of organic fresh vegetables this year.
Construction of the new Walker River Cooling facility broke ground in early September, and will be built in three phases.