Dole Packaged Foods will open a new state-of-art frozen fruit facility in McDonough, US this month. It will be Dole’s third frozen fruit facility, along with the ones in Atwater, California, and Decatur, Michigan.
The new facility is fully automated and will have four manufacturing lines which can produce an output of 60m pounds of fruit annually. The operations will package frozen fruit for Dole’s retail, foodservice, and private label customers on the East Coast, according to local media outlets. Production will begin later this month in a phased approach and should be fully operational by September. The is 63,000 sqf facility will create 100 new jobs.
“We are excited to have this facility open later this month,” Sunil Phabiani, vice president of manufacturing, Dole Packaged Foods said. “Dole has strong commitment to bringing our healthy products to as many people as possible, and this operation will help us achieve this goal. We look forward to many years of success at this facility.”