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New warehouse to double Monte Vista Potato Growers’ capacity

jasonmvpgnewbuildingThe new 15,000-square-foot warehouse and new line at Monte Vista Potato Growers will double the grower-shipper’s capabilities, according to General Manager Jason Tillman. In mid-August construction was well under way, and Tillman said the building will be ready by Oct. 15 and the first loads of this year’s crop. “Our harvest will start in late August or early September,” Tillman said, noting it is about a week to 10 days early this year. “We’ll finish harvest Oct. 1,” he added. Optimistic about the new season, Tillman said MVPG shipped its last loads of 2015-16 spuds in June to make way for the construction. He said the line includes two automated Celox sizer/sorters. “An Idaho company is building our conveyors, and a local company is doing the tanks and installation,” Tillman said. The equipment is all controlled remotely. More