Sunrain Varieties Increases Capacity
By Grocery Headquarters Staff
Sunrain Varieties has completed a series of capital improvements in their Idaho Falls, Idaho-based facilities. Two additional greenhouses were added to the Idaho Falls complex plus a 25,000-cwt. storage unit. This will allow Sunrain to increase mini tuber production by nearly 40%. Additional office space and on-site testing equipment were also added during the upgrade. The on-site test farm was upgraded by adding a state of the art irrigation system to the 140 acre plot. The Idaho Falls facility is the crown jewel in a nationwide trial program that now spans twelve different states, say company officials. By growing their own tissue cultures, plantlets, and mini tubers in highly controlled environments, the team of field agronomists can be certain that they are bringing the very best product to market. Sunrain will be holding a new product showcase and open house on August 13th, 2014.