North American packaging company, Crawford Packaging, is expanding their warehouse facilities in the United States with the goal of bringing produce packaging solutions to the entire North American supply chain. With a new warehouse facility in Valdosta, Georgia, Crawford said it is solidifying its commitment to providing packaging options to the southern United States.
States such as Florida and Georgia are home for various types of produce that are enjoyed across the continent. Crawford Packaging says that as the demand for fresh produce increases, growers and packers need fast, direct, and uncompromising service from packaging suppliers to keep up. Valdosta, Georgia is a strategic placement for Crawford’s new facilities, it shared, offering direct access to several neighboring states for quick and efficient service. Located directly on I-75, Valdosta gives Crawford excellent access to the south.
John Ashby, President of Crawford Packaging, sees this as a logical evolution for the Crawford brand.
“We continue to grow with our top clients and ensure we remain relevant to them as they grow,” says Ashby. “Our location is strategically placed to efficiently ship product to a number of our top clients who are located in the US southeast.”
Stuart Jackson, Vice President of Produce at Crawford Packaging, predicts that local is the way of the future — and believes Crawford’s position in the south eastern United States will make that future today’s reality.
“Locally grown is more and more important to consumers. With this trend, many of our greenhouse customers are locating closer to their customer base.” Jackson explains. “We are excited to get local with them to reduce the carbon footprint in the produce packaging supply chain.”