June in West Sac: one food plant breaks ground, another expands
NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 25, 2014 —
Two days after city officials helped break ground for the 28,000 Shinmei U.S.A. rice bun plant in the Southport Business Park, they helped celebrate a new plant for TOMRA Sorting on Wednesday (June 18) in northern West Sacramento.
The new 60,000-square foot TOMRA Sorting plant at 875 Embarcadero Drive (near Reed Avenue) replaces the company’s former 42,000-square foot building on Seaport Boulevard. The plant includes the “latest technology for sorting nuts, such as almonds, walnuts and pistachios,” reports a spokesperson.
The facility handles fresh and processed foods, and a laboratory to test for aflatoxins.
West Sacramento officials are pursuing a future as a food industry hub; Mayor Christopher Cabaldon has called for the city to become the “Silicon Valley of food.”
Over 50 people work at the West Sacramento plant, the international company reports.
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