Fresno Produce Grows Its School Lunch Business with Faster Packaging Process
Fruit and vegetable supplier was first to use FAS SPrint SidePouch® bagger.
Fresno Produce Inc. of Fresno, California, solved a huge food packaging problem by being the first in line to use the FAS SPrint bagger to package individual servings of fruit and vegetables for the Fresno Unified School District. The FAS SPrint enables the company to package up to 30,000 bags per day and has improved Fresno’s efficiency so much they have won contracts from two other school districts in the area.
Previous Packaging Method
Fresno Produce supplies the school district with pre-packaged fruit and vegetables for their school lunch programme. They originally bagged these items by hand using Ziploc® bags, an operation requiring up to 20 workers. Fresno knew that to maintain and possibly grow this business, they needed to automate the process, so they initially purchased an Autobag® H-100D bagger. However, since the unit didn’t come with an operating manual, they called our northern California salesman, Bart Johnson, for help in learning how to run the machine. Read More...