FGS was established in 1907 by the same growers who formed the Sunkist marketing cooperative to supply wood for their crates. Now, in addition to supplying Sunkist’s needs, we are open to the public delivering our vertically integrated services to all growers. We manufacture shipping pallets, and corrugated cardboard cartons, create coatings and provide equipment designs, offer irrigation services along with parts and materials, carry a wide array of agricultural supplies in our walk-in stores, and operate a sawmill that produces the lumber used in making our pallets from the timber harvested from our own sustainably managed forests. Whether you grow avocados, grapes, row crops, stone fruits, nuts, or citrus, we can service all of your agricultural needs; passing our low prices onto you while helping increase your efficiency.
Our Carton Plant in Ontario, California was originally built 38 years ago and focused on making boxes for Sunkist. Today we meet the box needs for Sunkist and many other big players in the open market with one of the most high-tech, automated, and efficient corrugated cardboard carton plants in America. Our team works tirelessly … Continue reading The FGS Carton Plant Tour
As a grower, you’ve got a lot on your mind. You rely on your equipment to produce the best crops available in the marketplace. You depend on your staff at harvest time, knowing that they have been well trained and can get the job done on schedule and ahead of deadline. You also place faith … Continue reading Understanding evapotranspiration is crucial
We are the only ones in California that can cover all of your needs from growing and harvesting to packing and shipping. This is just one of the ways we can bring your costs down while bringing your efficiency up.
A plant expansion of this size and scope was no small undertaking. So why install the EVOL nearly a year before the expansion began? “The decision to obtain the EVOL prior to the full-blown expansion was more for the immediate positive impact — speed and setups — it would have on our business than anything else,” … Continue reading One of the most efficient plants in the world