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Compac increases service levels in the U.S.

Sorting equipment manufacturer Compac is investing in new facilities and staff in the U.S.

Wiers Farms adds to packinghouse space

Wiers Farms Inc., now a fifth-generation company, added 20,000 square feet of temperature-controlled space to its packinghouse, said Ben Wiers, president of the Willard, Ohio-based company.

The Ultimate Cherry line starts season at Stemilt

Dubbed the Ultimate Cherry line, Stemilt Growers’ massive new high-tech packing line in Wenatchee, Wash., has 32 lanes that use cameras to sort and size the fruit.

Cellresin to bring ripening inhibitor agent to packaging

PISMO BEACH, Calif. — Cellresin Technologies will soon bring the same ripening inhibitor that apples and pears have benefited from for years to dozens of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Jet-Ready Precoolers tackle cherry, berry needs

Global Cooling Inc. is marketing its Jet-Ready Precoolers as solution for keeping the cold chain for berries and cherries intact.

Packaging company Paxiom buys second Las Vegas  facility

The Paxiom Group, whose companies specialize in packaging automation, has purchased its second facility in Las Vegas.

BC Tree Fruits to consolidate facilities under One Roof

The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative, Kelowna, British Columbia, has purchased 85 acres of land in Kelowna, with plans to build a new facility.

Manter machines combine into single unit for multiple bag sizes

Netherlands-based Manter International B.V. showcased its new bag placer and semi-automatic bagger at Berlin’s Fruit Logistica recently.

New York Apple Sales invests in packinghouses

New York Apple Sales works with nine packinghouses in New York and several have seen new investment this year, said Jim Allen, vice president of marketing for the Glenmont, N.Y.-based company.

Rice Fruit upgrades packing tech, solar capacity

Rice Fruit Co. has been busy adding new tech to handle its fruit, which includes lots of up and coming apple varieties.