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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, create 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, tomatoes, peppers, row crops, stone fruit, nuts or citrus, you can do all of your business under one roof; decreasing costs while increasing efficiency.

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Why understanding evapotranspiration is crucial to growers

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 Why understanding evapotranspiration is crucial to growers

The Mitsubishi EVOL helps make FGS one of the most efficient plants in the world

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 The Mitsubishi EVOL helps make FGS one of the most efficient plants in the world

When a box is not just a box

The carton manufacturing plant in Ontario is perhaps the crown jewel in the Fruit Growers system. “State-of-the-art” is an over-worked adjective in the agriculture industry, but when it comes to the Ontario container plant, it is dead-on accurate. It is simply the best, most efficient plant of its kind, although we continue to tweak it … Continue reading When a box is not just a box

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