For over 100 years, Fruit Growers Supply Company has been a trusted supplier for packaging that keeps produce fresh all the way to market. Today, we’re designing, manufacturing, and supplying quality corrugated packaging which meets the needs of a 21st century market. When you need a corrugated box manufacturer who offers quality, consistency, and customization, there is simply no other choice.

Our Corrugated Products

At FGS, we convert well over one billion square feet of corrugated boxes, trays and retail displays each year across Southern California and we’ve now dramatically grown our business into Mexico.

 

 We specialize in heavy basis weight produce boxes, shipping boxes, and display boxes of any type for both agricultural and industrial uses. We produce lemon, tomato, orange, stone fruit, row crop boxes and more. We also carry generic corrugated packaging cartons without labels for purchase if and when you need them.

"FGS has solved our problems in so many different areas. They keep in touch with us even though we’re already their customer, and we always get answers right away. FGS answers promptly and lets us know they are working on it. That might be done by anyone on their team; plant manager, sales manager, customer service, and even their shipping department. They’re “all team” when it comes to helping us."

Rudy Sanchez - President, Alta Global

Read: How FGS helped Alta Global increase customer satisfaction while reducing costs

Endless Combinations

Our team of agricultural supply experts prides itself on being able to offer endless customizations and combinations on your corrugated packaging. Leveraging our state-of-the-art corrugated box manufacturing equipment, we are able to offer a wide range of options for your packaging, including 6 color printing and full die cut. Our high-speed corrugator enables us to produce C, E, B, double wall CC, double wall CB, and double wall EB materials. We have flexible solutions that can meet your unique needs no matter how complex they might be.

Cutting-Edge Equipment Makes the Difference

We may have started from humble roots, but over the years, we’ve completely rebuilt our carton plant from the ground up, adding 4 brand new high-tech machines.

 

Our state-of-the-art equipment makes us the industry leader in automation, which makes us more flexible and efficient than our competitors. It’s why we’re able to follow through on our promise to offer competitively priced corrugated packaging without ever sacrificing quality.

 

 

Our corrugated box manufacturing equipment includes:

Mitsubishi Evol

INSTALLATION DATE: NOVEMBER 2013
110 inches Wide

38 inch Cylinder

Flexo Folder Gluer

4 Color Printing

21,000 boxes/hour

Ward United

INSTALLATION DATE: NOVEMBER 2015

110 inches Wide

50 inch Cylinder

Flexo Folder Gluer

4 Color Printing

13,500 boxes/hour

GOPFERT

INSTALLATION DATE: NOVEMBER 2015

125 inches Wide

66 inch Cylinder

Rotary Die Cutter

6 Color Printing

10,800 kicks/hour

High Graphics

BHS Corrugator

INSTALLATION DATE: JUNE 2015

110 inches wide

Flutes: B, C, BC, E, EB

Pre-print capabilities

Superior Materials and Sustainable Choices

Recyclability and sustainability are important to us on every level, which is why we source our paper for our corrugated packaging from the industry’s leading sustainable suppliers. 

 

As paper is our primary supply for making cartons, trays, and retail displays, having trustworthy and sustainable paper suppliers is important to the quality and reliability of our products  –– and, ultimately, the happiness of our customers.

 

We use approximately 37% recycled materials in our boxes. We participate in the SFI program and choose to source paper from SFI participant vendors

Innovative Packaging Solutions

Our ability to innovate is what keeps Fruit Growers Supply a step ahead of the competition. We are constantly developing new corrugated packaging solutions in order to creatively solve our customers’ most vexing packaging problems.

For instance, rather than buying a box that’s already made up and paying for shipping costs, we offer onsite makeup machines and machine support to help take automation to the next level. We can set up a machine at your site to fold and glue boxes, offering huge savings on shipping costs while saving you time.

The People at FGS Are The Key to Our Success

Our tools, equipment, and manufacturing practices are only as good as our people. Meet the team that keeps FGS growing strong.

Meet The Team

Steve Moore

STEVE MOORE

GENERAL MANAGER

Steve has grown the FGS Carton Plant into a world class operation. After 26 years working for Weyerhaeuser/International Paper, Steve has worked hard building a new team and implementing reliable processes that ensure FGS becomes the best in the industry.

Steve Moore

GREGOR SHANKS

SALES MANAGER

After more than 25 years with Weyerhaeuser/International Paper, Gregor Shanks has helped build the FGS family. Gregor’s has been helping to grow the FGS business worldwide and has already helped expand FGS into Mexico.

Steve Moore

BRENDA MANRIQUE

SALES

Brenda has been in the corrugated carton industry for 14 years. She started with FGS back in 2014 as the customer service manager. She has played a crucial role in getting FGS updated on the new software system and the transition process from the legacy systems. Brenda joined the FGS Sales team back in 2016 as a technical sales rep.

Steve Moore

APRIL BASSETTE

SALES

April has been in the corrugated carton industry for 19 years. She worked on the industrial side for 4 years. She has spent the last 15 years in Agriculture. She worked for West Rock and Georgia Pacific. April covers Central Valley and the Central Coast through the Imperial Valley. April is “truly blessed to be part of an incredible organization and have an incredible management team to support me.”

Steve Moore

JOHN CANALES

OPERATIONS MANAGER

John has been with FGS since 2007. He played a crucial role in the transformation of the carton plant by leading the integration of newly installed manufacturing software with the existing FGS enterprise system.

Why Choose Fruit Growers Supply?

Since 1907, we’ve cultivated our reputation throughout the industry as being nimble, easy to work with, and quick to market. The level of efficiency we achieve at our state-of-the-art corrugated packaging facility allows us to focus on what matters most –– providing superior customer service.

The team at FGS consists of overachievers and obsessives when it comes to quality standards, efficient manufacturing processes, and customer service. We ensure manufacturing and delivery schedules are completely within our control and deliver top notch quality, customer service, and dependability.

Discover why Fruit Growers Supply has been America’s first name in corrugated box manufacturing and agriculture supply for over a century when you reach out to us today. Contact us today at (909) 256-0118, or send us an email at info@fruitgrowers.com to find out how we can work together.

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225 S. Wineville Ave.
Ontario CA 91761-7891
(909) 256-0118

Standards

AIB certified
AIB CERTIFIED
We have high food safety standards and are AIB certified annually with superior scores.

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