Virginia Produce Company and its grocery store partners establish annual crop projections, and in turn they work with farmers to meet those forecasts. This relationship allows farmers to concentrate on their expertise of planting and growing crops, while Virginia Produce Company handles the management side of the relationship.
The presentation of produce with grocers is a critical component to Virginia Produce Company’s success; Ossid’s 500Si has been the perfect solution as it presents their products – such as corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and other produce – in a professionally-designed package that help keeps food fresh, safe, and ready to be sold.
Overwrap is one of the more popular styles of packaging requested by both grocers and consumers alike because it minimizes food contamination, it’s easy to handle, available in many forms and displays products well.
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Ossid recommended its 500Si High Speed Stretch Overwrapper to Virginia Produce as a way to not only achieve its higher production goals, but presents their products – such as corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and other produce – in packaging designed to help keep food fresh, safe, and ready to be sold.
“We received the T45 three weeks after our first call with Ossid. It was amazing how quickly everyone jumped in with all hands-on deck."
Since its chicken products are high-end, the presentation and packaging needed to match. Hudson Valley's customer was looking to present the product visually from both the front and back.
Since that initial purchase of three machines nearly 20 years ago, Guillaume has cultivated a close working relationship with Miller Poultry. Today, the company uses a mix of 12 Ossid 500E and NextGen 500E Leak Resistant End-Seal Overwrappers to securely package chicken for sale throughout the Upper Midwest.
“Since going with Reepack we’ve basically doubled our production by one machine,” Knutzen said. “We have no complaints on the mechanical side; customer service has been top notch.
The benefits of the new equipment have already become apparent. Dr. Morey notes that offering packaging equipment has filled a void in the program to teach students about the poultry industry beyond the birds themselves.