MEGA-Distribution Center by A M KING & Mission Produce - EP124

The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly

In this episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we travel to Laredo, TX to visit Mission Produce's new MEGA-DISTRIBUTION CENTER that was designed and built by A M King, an integrated design-build firm with expertise in food distribution and cold storage facilities. Mission Produce has the WORLD's FINEST AVOCADOS and is expanding in to Mango Distribution and more.... Patrick sits down in-person and chats with Ben Barnard, Vice President Global Partnerships and Business Development / Mission Produce, John Koury, AIA - Architect / A M King and Carl Morse, Senior Project Manager / A M King

Features of the multi-temperature zone facility include:

  • 10 state-of-the-art ripening rooms with the capacity for 42 pallets each
  • 81,000 square feet of storage space with the potential of 6,000 pallet positions of cold storage
  • 36 refrigerated dock positions and four dry dock positions
  • 900 staging and inspection positions
  • Four coolers with 2,590 pallet positions

FANCY SPONSORS: Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com,  Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com & Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com 

CHOICE SPONSORS: Equifruit: https://equifruit.com/en/, Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com and Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com 

STANDARD SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com