Glennville, GA – G&R Farms, premier Vidalia Onion grower, is excited to announce the upgrade and installation of a new, high-tech grading and packing line. The massive project has been in the works for 8 years and is expected to be in full operation in March of 2023.
The new grading equipment is more precise, maximizing packing efficiency and product quality with a stunning speed almost 80% faster than existing equipment. It optimizes accuracy in sizing, and provides delicate processing, resulting in less mechanical damage to the onion. Due to the accuracy of the sizer, more uniformity can be found in pack sizes, as well, allowing the company to ship exact customer specs noted in their preferences.
“Over the years we have seen the onion industry suffer losses from inconsistent size and quality issues not caught on the sorting and packing lines. Our new line challenges nearly every obstacle with boosted accuracy and increased speed in packing. This assurance will allow us to process orders on demand ensuring we’re providing the freshest, most reliable products,” states Fabian Murillo, Shipping Manager/Inventory Control Supervisor.
With inflation still ever-present and top-of-mind for everyone in the supply chain, the new enhancements will allow for continued competitive pricing through added efficiency and accuracy of the grader, giving G&R Farms an advantage in fiscally trying times and meeting changing retail and consumer demands.
“As we closed out 2022 with record sales, we continue to position ourselves for success in 2023 by offering the best in service and innovation to our customers,” said Blake Dasher, CEO of G&R Farms. “This is no time to rest, and we’ve already got our eye on our next big advancement. At G&R we’re always looking for ways to push ahead and improve our processes and technology.”
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About G&R Farms
As a third-generation family farm, G&R Farms began in Southeast Georgia with a small farm in 1945. Today, the organization has grown to over 5,000 acres encompassing several crops with a main focus on sweet onions. G&R Farms has been growing, packing, marketing, and shipping sweet onions for nearly seven decades. The company is dedicated to providing consistent quality year-round while perfecting the quality and flavor of sweet onions through research and development. For more information visit www.grfarmsonions.com.