Mann Packing Co. Adds Fifth Facility to Lineup of West Coast Operations with Gonzales, CA Opening
Vegetable Brand Celebrates New Growth, New
Facility Opening and New Products
Mann Packing Co., Inc. (“Mann”), a subsidiary of Del Monte Fresh
Produce N.A., Inc., and one of the largest suppliers of packaged
vegetables in North America is excited to announce the opening of
its new facility in Gonzales, California. Joining a lineup of
facilities in Salinas, CA, Chualar, CA, Delhi, CA, and Yuma, AZ,
the new fifth facility will allow Mann Packing to grow its
business, elevate its existing operations to unprecedented new
heights and provide an innovative new space to help the brand
continue to meet consumer needs.
The new facility, boasts 130,000 square feet of state-of-the-art
production for fruit and vegetables with full-fledged automation,
increased capacity and with the ability to continue expanding. In
addition, the Gonzales facility holds a variety of features
designed to strengthen Mann Packing’s focus on food safety and
quality, including its full cold chain from reception of raw
material to delivery of finished product to ensure freshness, its
improved environmental monitoring program and its updated QMS
technology for instant information sharing.
“Our commitment to our customers and consumers is to supply the
freshest produce with optimum standards of food safety, quality and
a never-ending improvement of our customer service,” said Parker
Javid, vice president of sales, Mann. “We are humbled by the
families across the country that choose our wholesome vegetables
for their dinner tables and do not take that responsibility
lightly. With the opening of this safe and innovative facility we
are so excited to continue to share with our consumers both new and
existing products and continue to build a bright future together
In addition, the Gonzales facility has a state-of-the-art
sanitation and cleaning protocols. Beyond face masks, hair nets and
constant hand sanitation, the new facility has separate processing
and raw material areas. Additionally, the facility also boasts a
260-foot-tall wind turbine to help Mann continue its mission of
sustainable processing. Wash water from the facility will also be
reclaimed into industrial waste systems for use on local golf
courses and city landscaping.
The Gonzales facility is important for Mann Packing as it
continues to expand upon its innovation processing and will produce
everything from MANN™ family-favorite slaws to gourmet vegetables
and new veggie sides, including its award-winning lineup of
BROCCOLINI® baby broccoli, CAULILINI® baby cauliflower and NOURISH
BOWL® salads. Additionally, Mann now grows its famed product line
to include fresh-cut fruit, making Gonzales the only facility in
the valley that processes both fruit and vegetables
The MANN brand has been a symbol of produce innovation during
the last 80 years. Now, as a part of Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A.,
Inc., Mann Packing Co. will continue to delight shoppers with
wholesome, innovative and delicious products.
For more information on Mann Packing, including where to find
its products, visit veggiesmadeeasy.com. For recipes and more,
visit the company’s social media channels including, Facebook,
Instagram, and Twitter.
ABOUT MANN PACKING CO., INC.
Founded in 1939 and headquartered in Salinas, CA, Mann Packing
Company is one of the largest suppliers of western vegetables,
BROCCOLINI® baby broccoli and sugar snap peas in North America. In
2018, Mann’s was acquired by Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc.
Today, operating as the Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable division,
Mann’s continues to lead the way in product innovation. Mann’s is
consistently vigilant in food safety, employee wellness and quality
assurance, making for one of the most trusted brands in the
ABOUT DEL MONTE FRESH PRODUCE N.A., INC.
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. is one of North America’s
leading marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and
fresh-cut fruit and vegetables. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc.
markets its products in North America under the Del Monte® brand
(as well as other brands) used under license from Del Monte Foods,
Inc., a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness and
reliability for over 125 years. Del Monte Fresh N.A., Inc. is not
affiliated with certain other Del Monte companies around the world,
including Del Monte Foods, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Del Monte
Pacific Limited, Del Monte Canada, or Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd.
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