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.