PHARR, Texas — Index Fresh, based out of Riverside, CA, along with Ti (Tippmann Innovation) of Fort Wayne, IN, are proud to announce the ribbon cutting of the new Index Fresh avocado distribution facility in Pharr, TX. The Ceremony, held on January 9th, completes the nearly yearlong project which will continue to help Index Fresh expand their growing market presence both in the U.S. and in Mexico.
The new 60,000+ sf building designed and built by Ti (Tippmann Innovation) is now in full operation with the facility serving all aspects of Index Fresh Avocado business. The fully expandable state-of-the-art plant allows for ripening, storage and distribution all under one roof. The multi temperature facility has varying temperature zones to accommodate fresh perishables which allows Index Fresh to satisfy the growing demand for Fresh Product.
The new Index Fresh facility was built in the city-backed Pharr Produce Park at 1100 W. Capote Central Ave., Pharr, TX 78577. With close access to the border it allows Index Fresh and other companies positioned in the park to more efficiently move product in and out of Mexico.
"Produce is an economic driver for the City of Pharr, especially given our geographical proximity and ideal location near the U.S.-Mexico border," said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D. "Pharr International Bridge has been the leader when it comes to produce trade, accounting for nearly 60 percent of all fresh produce imported from Mexico crossing into the U.S. through our bridge," Hernandez continued. "We have a long relationship with Index Fresh and are happy to have solidified our partnership through their investment in opening their first facility in Texas, right here in Pharr."
"We chose Tippmann after putting the bid out to 3 companies," said Dana Thomas, President of Index Fresh. "They were not the least expensive, but they were competitive and I had a comfort level with them. Ti (Tippmann Innovation) specializes in this type of facility and after having the opportunity to visit some of their other facilities they built, I knew they were the guys we wanted to go with," Thomas continued. "Along the way, Ti (Tippmann Innovation) delivered on everything they said they would do."
Ti (Tippmann Innovation), a leader in the planning and building of cold storage facilities, worked with Index Fresh to design a modern, efficient facility that has the capacity and the flexibility to provide refrigerated service as the needs arise, using the most advanced technology in the industry.
About Ti (Tippmann Innovation)
Ti is an award winning, specialty commercial and industrial cold storage contractor that develops buildings around a business plan, ensuring that an investment becomes a profit center. Ti utilizes time-honed expertise and advanced technology solutions to create efficient buildings that scale with a business, and are designed to maximize profitability through fully integrating operations and supply chain, by design. Ti provides a full suite of cold storage construction services, including quick freeze, blast freezing, master site planning and operations, and maintenance guidance. Ti's innovations include the Patented QuickFreeze in-rack freezing system that takes blast freezing to the next level, QuickTemper in-rack tempering system, and T2 spacer system. Ti has offices in Indiana, Illinois and Florida and operates internationally. http://www.ticold.com/
For more information: Rob Adams, Ti: 260-424-2222
Source: Ti (Tippmann Innovation)