Sparks Custom Fabrication Expanding In Tennessee

January 2, 2017 Business Facilities

Sparks Custom Fabrication (SCF) is expanding its manufacturing facility in McNairy County, Tennessee to support its future growth. The foodservice equipment manufacturer will create approximately 140 jobs in Adamsville, TN during the next five years.

$1.2 Million In Seed Money Awarded For 40-Acre Ogdensburg Greenhouse

The 40-acre, year-round greenhouse would grow leafy green vegetable hydroponically to be shipped to U.S. and Canadian markets within a day’s drive of the facility, according to officials. The facility would market fresh produce to metropolitan markets across the northeastern U.S. as well as population centers in Ontario and Quebec, Canada.

Canadian And French Companies Introduce Packaging From Tomato Plants

January 2, 2017 Solidus Solutions

Pure Hothouse Foods has recently introduced their new Cloud 9 snacking tomato brand with high-flavor tomato. To pack this new tomato brand, Pure Hothouse Foods decided to use solid board enriched with tomato plant fibres, which is uniquely produced by SOLIDUS SOLUTIONS, manufacturer of solid board and solid board packaging. Pure Hothouse Foods is with this decision the first Canadian company packing tomatoes in their own plant fibres, contributing to a circular economy.

Alberta NDP To Give Greenhouse Operators Carbon Tax Rebate

January 2, 2017 Alyssa Julie, Global News

The NDP government will give Alberta greenhouse operators a break on the carbon tax when it takes effect on Jan. 1.

Dover, DE’s Produce Junction Keeps Fresh Flowing In

January 2, 2017 Rae Tyson, The News Journal

Delaware’s retail landscape also has an unusual big-box variation: a store specializing solely in produce – and lots of it.
Indeed, Produce Junction in Dover offers a dazzling array of fruits, vegetables, flowers and dairy products in a space so big it used to be a Tiger Mart.