Red Gold, a privately-owned tomato company, recently opened a new 250,000-square-foot warehouse with new technologies. Connecting to its existing Alexandria, IN Distribution Center (DC), there is now a total of 1.25 million square feet of storage and truck loading capabilities to speed deliveries of tomato products to retail and food service customers.
The new facility adds 14 loading docks to speed deliveries to our many customers,” says Brian Reichart, President, and CEO of Red Gold. “Additionally, we have added 82 truck-trailer parking spaces for our customers picking up loads or parking for Red Gold’s own RG Transport fleet.” reports www.fsrmagazine.com
The new addition connects to the Red Gold tomato processing plant in Orestes, allowing finished goods to be transported to the existing Alexandria Distribution Center. “By connecting our factory to the DC and utilizing this innovative system, we are able to remove 9,000 semi-truck trips (annually) between Orestes and the DC,” says Beau Reichart, Red Gold’s Chief Operations Officer. “This saves time, reduces costs and CO2 impact to the environment.” Beau adds, “This project features new automated rack shuttles (skid movers) which are remote controlled. These robots move skids through remotely rack aisles, making it possible to pick more pallets perfectly.”