Environmental considerations

By Fruit Growers Supply News / May 10, 2017 / 1 Comment

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

By Fruit Growers Supply News / May 4, 2017 / 1 Comment

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

By Fruit Growers Supply News / May 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

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 […]

Citrus Fruit & Forests – the Story of California’s Fruit Growers Supply Company

By Fruit Growers Supply News / May 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Fruit Growers Supply Company traces its origin to the late 1700s when Spain’s Franciscan fathers began establishing missions in California. In 1804, the fathers at Mission San Gabriel, near present-day Pasadena, planted a small grove of orange trees. In 1831, fur trapper William Wolfskill came to California from Taos, […]

Ontario Fruit Growers Supply Co. breaks ground for expanded site

By Fruit Growers Supply News / May 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

Mark Lindgren, president of Fruit Growers Supply Co., speaks to staff about the expansion of the Ontario location. Photo by Grace Wong Despite the chilly wind that threatened to blow over some trees, members of Fruit Growers Supply Co., sat outside and talked excitedly about the expansion of the building […]

Fruit Growers Supply Co. No. 3

By Fruit Growers Supply News / May 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

A brief history of the engine. This unique locomotive was the Chapter’s first acquisition, coming to Pomona in 1954. It was donated by Sunkist Growers, Inc. and its subsidiary, Fruit Growers Supply Company. Number 3 is a Climax type, geared locomotive and was used on Fruit Growers’ logging railroad at […]

Fruit Growers Supply Has Long History in Industry Serving Growers

By Fruit Growers Supply News / May 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

More than 100 years ago, the same growers that had gotten together a decade before to form what would become the Sunkist Growers co-op, joined forces once again to form a co-op for the purchasing of wood material for their crates. From that humble beginning grew Fruit Growers Supply, which […]