Mann Packing, a supplier of premium fresh vegetables, broke ground on a processing facility in Gonzales, California.

The 130,000 ft2 facility will employ 250, and 65 percent of the company’s manufacturing volume will relocate from Salinas to Gonzales. Construction is scheduled for completion in early 2018, with production beginning in spring. The facility was designed with the goal of achieving electric sustainability and will utilize a windmill turbine to supply energy for cooling.

 The company has more land at the same location to accommodate future expansions.