This state-of-the-art facility is North America’s largest avocado-focused cold distribution center.
This all-new mega-facility is comprised of 262,000 sf for ripening and cold storage and second-floor mezzanine housing offices, administrative and conference areas. It holds the distinction of being the most sizeable avocado plant in North America, allowing the company to capitalize on the continued popularity of its signature product in the nation’s busiest land port. Like any food facility that A M King designs and builds, sanitary design measures were put in place to protect product integrity. Functionality is a focus in all operational areas, such as storage, staging, ripening, packaging, shipping and receiving. All rooms are designed to facilitate company processes from receipt of the avocados from growers to vendor delivery.
“The Laredo, TX facility will shorten our replenishment time to our network and add flexibility in managing inventory.”— Steve Barnard, CEO and Founder / Mission Produce