HP Hood Announces Plans to Bring Aseptic Processing to the West Coast
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LYNNFIELD, Mass., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- HP Hood, America's second largest low acid fluid processor, announced plans to install aseptic processing and filling capacity at its Sacramento, California plant. Hood's present aseptic capacity at its Winchester, Virginia facility is almost fully committed. "Installing uncommitted new capacity in the west puts us back into the market promptly and will give us the capability to serve all continental markets as well as the Pacific Rim with this latest investment," said Jim Walsh, executive vice president of sales. The new filler will be very similar to the Winchester filler which packs a variety of plastic bottle sizes at the rate of 600 per minute. It will be supplied by the same manufacturer, Shibuya Kogyo of Kanazawa, Japan and Shibuya Hoppman of Elkwood, Virginia. Hood processes dairy and other low-acid fluid products for its own brands and as a contract processor/packer for others in aseptic, extended-shelf-life and conventional modes. About HP Hood LLC Founded in 1846 in Boston, Massachusetts, Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States. Hood's portfolio of national and super-regional brands and franchise products includes Hood(R), Kemps(R), Crowley(R), Heluva Good!(R), Simply Smart(R), LACTAID(R), Blue Diamond(R) Almondmilk, FiberOne(R) and others. Today HP Hood is a leader in ESL and aseptic beverage processing. Hood has national reach and a channel focus as well as its own in-house R&D and quality departments which have proven to be valuable assets to its licensed brand and private label partners. For more information visit Hood.com. SOURCE HP Hood LLC Lynne Bohan of HP Hood LLC, +1-617-887-8321
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