United States Cold Storage will handle the warehousing and distribution in an adjacent building.
Dole Packaged Foods has opened a frozen fruit facility in McDonough, Ga. The 60,000-square-foot facility is fully automated with four manufacturing lines capable of producing 60 million pounds of frozen fruit annually.
The operations will package frozen fruit for Dole’s retail, food service and private label customers on the East coast. Production is being phased in and the plant should be fully operational by September. When at full speed the facility will employ more than 100 Dole associates and will run three shifts.
This is Dole’s third frozen fruit facility in the country. Others are in Atwater, Calif. and Decatur, Mich. Dole (dolesunshine.com) is based in Westlake Village, Calif.