Washington Fruit maintains state-of-the-art packing and storage facilities with food safety as the main focus. Considering the perishable nature of fresh fruit, it is imperative that we utilize the most effective technology possible to handle our products. Our packing, storage, and shipping managers are constantly looking for ways to improve the fruit handling process with the goal of delivering a better quality to the customer every day.
Washington Fruit & Produce packs all of its fruit in Yakima, WA and maintains controlled atmosphere storage facilities in numerous locations around the area. Underwood Fruit & Warehouse packs and stores all of their fruit in their Bingen, WA facility. Additionally, Hansen Fruit packs and stores fruit in their Yakima facilities. Efficient shipping and receiving facilities are also situated at each location.
Dalles Fruit Company added a Rainier cherry packing line in 2014 and completed a new state of the art cherry packing facility in 2016. In 2010, Washington Fruit completed construction of the River Road South facility. This new 252,000 sq. ft. storage, packing, and loading facility in Yakima incorporates state of the art food safety techniques, traceability systems, and sorting and packing technology (see River Road South Facility and River Road Videos for more information).
In 2014, Washington Fruit opened a (Cherry Packing Facility) that incorporates cutting edge sorting technology along with a modern packing line to deliver consistent quality with every box. In 2015, Washington Fruit opened its newest addition to the food processing facilities – a near 300,000 square foot apple packing, storage, and shipping facility that incorporates the newest and best technology known to the industry. (North Packing Facility).