Market Fresh Produce has opened a tomato repacking facility.
Located in Monett, Mo., the facility will allow Nixa, Mo.-based Market Fresh to supply customers in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, according to a news release.
The facility is located in the former home of Harlin Fruit Co. Renovations to the Harlin facility included six new walk-in coolers, a hands-free wash-and-dry room for employees, LED lighting and a new security system.
Market Fresh plans to pack other commodities at the facility and to provide ripening, cross-docking and redistribution services, Steve Phipps, the company’s CEO and owner, said in the release.
“This is an exciting time in the life of our company,” Phipps said. “Having a local facility will provide further research and development opportunities as Market Fresh continues to be one of the most innovative brands in the produce industry.”
Market Fresh also markets potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, peppers, avocados and kiwifruit.