Blue Diamond expands Turlock manufacturing plant

January 31, 2019

Blue Diamond Growers, a nonprofit grower-owned cooperative, processor, and marketer of almonds, has begun expansion of its processing facility in Turlock, Calif. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on January 29 at the 200,000-sq-ft plant. The new addition is part of Blue Diamond’s continued plans to expand value-added product lines and deliver the innovations of new almond products worldwide.

The 52,000-sq-ft building will be the latest construction of the three-phased project that will eventually yield a total of about 500,000 sq ft of building space over the next nine years. This phase of the project is scheduled to be completed in spring 2020 and will accommodate growth of the cooperative’s business. The expansion consists of new automated processing and packaging equipment.

“We are pleased to build our partnership with the Turlock community by investing to expand our facilities and workforce,” said Mark Jansen, Blue Diamond president and CEO. “We are creating the healthiest almond products and delivering the benefits of almonds to the world. This project allows Blue Diamond to meet the growing demand for our innovative almond products.”

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