Apr 14, 2015Titan Farms to open new facility
Titan Farms, a grower, packer and shipper of peaches and vegetables in the Southeast, confirmed today that the upgrade and expansion of their packing facility is on schedule for a May grand opening. The upgrade includes the installation of a state of the art packing line, according to a news release.
Titan Farms will host a ribbon-cutting celebration on May 28. Local dignitaries and VIPs, along with local and national media, will help celebrate and kick off this year’s peach season.
In a continued commitment to growing the peach category and becoming vertically integrated, this innovative upgrade will take Titan Farms’ quality operations to the next level. Along with increasing overall productivity, the enhancements to the facility and new packing equipment will allow them to stand out in a few key areas:
- Quality: Gentler fruit handling and greater accuracy in sizing and color sorting
- Traceability: Offering retailers complete traceability unsurpassed in the peach industry
- Food safety: Improved cleanup of equipment and automatic bin washing after every use
- Sustainability: Increased energy efficiency leading to a smaller overall carbon footprint
Improvements that come with the facility revamp include the addition of a fumigation chamber and research and development labs, as well as unique hybrid lines and multiple packing lines for higher efficiency. New capabilities for PLU stickering will also be added, along with bin scrubbers and an enhanced carton tracking system to better comply with produce traceability and the commitment to food safety. Cold chain management will also get an update, which includes increased cold storage capacity and additional upgrades in cold chain monitoring solutions.
“We are truly excited about the upgrades we are making to our facility, as they will allow us to be the best in class,” said Chalmers Carr, president of Titan Farms. “Our efforts to revamp our operations are consistent with our commitment to providing the best quality peaches to our customers and aid us in supporting our mission with better technology.”
For inquiries and to RSVP to the May 28 event, email this address.