The Sustainability Role FGS Plays in the Corrugated Paper Industry

June 26, 2018 / Comments Off on The Sustainability Role FGS Plays in the Corrugated Paper Industry
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How can you, as a grower, ensure that your irrigation system is performing optimally and that the water is evenly being applied to the fields? Distribution Uniformity (DU) Testing is one reliable method to measure an irrigation system’s performance.

DU Testing: Maximize Irrigation Dispersion Rates & Crop Yields

November 2, 2017 / Comments Off on DU Testing: Maximize Irrigation Dispersion Rates & Crop Yields
A bare field with overhead irrigation pipes in the daytime.

How can you, as a grower, ensure that your irrigation system is performing optimally and that the water is evenly being applied to the fields? Distribution Uniformity (DU) Testing is one reliable method to measure an irrigation system’s performance.

The FGS Carton Plant Tour

August 17, 2017 / Comments Off on The FGS Carton Plant Tour
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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. […]

Understanding Evapotranspiration: Key to Smart Irrigation

July 5, 2017 / Comments Off on Understanding Evapotranspiration: Key to Smart Irrigation
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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 […]

Integrated Solutions

June 20, 2017 / Comments Off on Integrated Solutions

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.

FGS Investment: EVOL- State of The Art Corrugated Box Making Machine

May 11, 2017 / Comments Off on FGS Investment: EVOL- State of The Art Corrugated Box Making Machine

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 […]

Corrugated Box Manufacturing Plant: Engineered for Shipping & Storage

May 10, 2017 / Comments Off on Corrugated Box Manufacturing Plant: Engineered for Shipping & Storage

Have you ever wondered how a fruit carton box is made? The carton manufacturing plant in Ontario is perhaps the crown jewel in the Fruit Growers system. “State-of-the-art” is an overworked adjective in the agriculture industry, but when it comes to the Ontario container plant, it is dead-on accurate. Unparalleled […]

Environmental considerations

May 10, 2017 / Comments Off on Environmental considerations

Environmental considerations constantly changing environmental regulation is something all farmers have to contend with. “But everything you experience in production agriculture, you see it first and you see it in spades in timber,” says Mark Lindgren, CEO of Fruit Growers. “Our forests still represent the American frontier, and people are […]

Sunkist and The Wooden Box

May 4, 2017 / Comments Off on Sunkist and The Wooden Box

Through the first half of the 20th century the piece of furniture found most often in a newlywed’s home or a college student’s dorm wasn’t really a piece of furniture. It was a wooden box. Turned on its side it held books, knickknacks, canned goods and spices. Covered with cloth […]

Shaping timber and citrus industries

May 4, 2017 / Comments Off on Shaping timber and citrus industries

Southern California based Fruit Growers Supply Company plays a key role in shaping two industries, as the farmers’ cooperative got into the lumber business in the early 1900s to produce cheaper shipping boxes for its citrus-grower members. The 110 year-old company whose corporate office is based in Valencia, Calif., plays a key […]