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Hazel Tech expands to US West Coast

Hazel Technologies Inc. announced its first major corporate expansion beyond its Chicago headquarters – a new Fresno, CA research center and West Coast customer support office located adjacent to Fresno’s Yosemite International Airport. The announcement of the strategic Central Valley hub follows Hazel Technologies’ recent $70 million Series C funding round.

Producing roughly 25 percent of the United States’ food supply¹, California’s Central Valley is one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions and home to many of Hazel Technologies’ customers. The new hub and research center will service increasing customer demand and further advance the research and development of new technologies and solutions. Hazel’s recognition among a rapidly expanding customer base of more than 250 commercial agribusinesses has been echoed by agriculture industry observers; the company was recently recognized a 2021 “Tech Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum and was one of Fast Company magazine’s “World Changing Ideas” in 2020.

Left: Adam Preslar; right: California's Central Valley produces roughly 25 percent of the United States’ food supply. 

“Planting Hazel’s flag in California’s produce-rich Central Valley is a milestone moment for our company,” said Adam Preslar, co-founder and CTO of Hazel Technologies. “But even as we grow, our focus remains on customer-centric innovation which results in lower waste and higher profits for our customers.”

Indeed, Hazel is on track to treat 6.3 billion pounds of fresh produce in 2021, saving more than 500 million pounds of produce from going to waste. Currently working with over 250 of the world’s biggest food producers across 12 countries, Hazel’s new state of the art facility will continue its focus its research on crops such as avocados, grapes, cherries and more than 15 other produce items on retail shelves.

The company has already started an aggressive recruitment push to staff the West Coast facility. The new office will house a wide range of personnel including scientists, R&D and commercial team members.

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For more information:
Jaime Kedrowski
Hazel Technologies
Tel: +1 (559) 321-2146 

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