SALIDA, CALIF. — Blue Diamond Growers increased its almond flour production capacity by adding a new processing line in its recently-expanded facility in Salida. The line is optimized for efficiency and cost-effectiveness and features a custom-designed, enclosed conveyance system, Blue Diamond Growers said.
|Bill Morecraft, senior vice-president for the Blue Diamond Almonds global ingredients division|
“As demonstrated by the new flour processing line, we’re constantly improving our operations with new technologies and updated engineering,” said Bill Morecraft, senior vice-president for the Blue Diamond Almonds global ingredients division. “Our premium-quality almond products reflect the industry best practices we’ve established in harvesting, storing and processing.”
Blue Diamond’s Salida manufacturing building is located on the company’s existing 44-acre site, which also includes other processing and warehouse facilities. Last year the company built a bulk storage warehouse on the site that is engineered to store up to 60 million lb of almond meats.