Food
American Foods Group is based in the old meatpacking town of Green Bay, Wisconsin, where it operates its largest plant. The company processes and delivers 6.5 million pounds of beef products every day. The fifth largest beef company in the USA, it is one of the principle suppliers to the American...
American Seafood occupies 13 acres in New Bedford’s North Terminal, consisting of a scallop processing plant, a cold storage and distribution warehouse, and a “value-added” seafood factory, where they batter, bread, pre-cook, coat, glaze, and marinate millions of fillets of ground fish each year...
Americold operates one of the largest underground storage warehouses in the country, in Carthage, Missouri. The company uses 3 million square feet of the former limestone mine, whose tunnels run for miles. The cold storage there is further chilled with refrigerant plants on the surface.
Americold owns and operates more than 100 cold storage warehouses in the USA, and is by far the largest cold storage company in the country. It has three warehouses in the Fulton office park outside Atlanta, including the Westgate facility, which is on a rail spur, enabling refrigerated rail cars...
There are hundreds of cold storage warehouses in the USA, supporting the refrigerated and frozen food industry. They tend to be in logistically strategic locations, and are often rather large. Atlas Cold Storage operates this one. Storage areas range from minus 20 in the ice-cream storage room to...
Most ice cream is produced close to its market, often in urban and suburban creameries. Ben and Jerry’s though is entirely made in Vermont, and is shipped nationally in small cartons that have to stay frozen. Tourism is built into their first plant at their headquarters in Waterbury, Vermont. Most...
Most of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream is made in this building, in an office park in St. Albans, Vermont, near the Canadian border. Ben and Jerry’s is owned by Unilever, a British food and consumer products conglomerate, and is the biggest ice cream company in the world.
This 55,000 square foot plant processes green beans and carrots in the summer, as well as prepared rice and pasta dishes such as Birds Eye's Steamfresh, Freshlike, and Voila products all year round. Wisconsin is one of the primary growing regions for green beans in the U.S., along with western New...
Boston Beer, the Boston-based company behind the Samuel Adams brand, brews two-thirds of its product, roughly 5,000 barrels per day, here in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania. Boston Beer bought this 850,000-square-foot former F&M Schaefer Brewery along Interstate 78, in 2008. Fogelsville, and nearby...
The Brawley sugar plant in Imperial County processes beets grown in the region into sugar. Imperial County is the largest producer of sugar beets in California, and this is the largest plant in the county. The Holly Sugar company built the plant in 1947. In 1988 Holly was bought by Imperial Sugar....
The Butterball Company is the nation’s largest turkey processor, with five plants in the USA. The complex in Mount Olive, North Carolina, is probably the largest turkey plant in the world.
The C&H (California and Hawaii) plant next to the Carquinez bridge was once the world's largest sugar cane refinery. It opened in 1906, and still processes cane harvested and crushed in Hawaii, as well as that from Australia, the Philippines, and Nicaragua. Six million pounds of sugar are...
Cabot’s Cheese is a nationally distributed brand based conceptually and physically in Vermont. Their original plant in Cabot is a Vermont dairy business tourism destination, like Ben and Jerry’s. And, like Ben and Jerry’s, most of their product is made not at the touristed original plant, but at a...
Cabot’s Cheese is a nationally distributed brand based conceptually and physically in Vermont. Their original plant in Cabot is a Vermont dairy business tourism destination, like Ben and Jerry’s. Cabot is a co-op, and produces cheese from dairies generally less than 60 miles from its two plants.
Cargill operates a beef packing house west of Schuyler, Nebraska, that employs 2,000 people, slaughtering around 4,800 cows a day, producing 2.7 million pounds of meat (“fabrication and offal products”) per day, along with one million pounds of rendering products and 300,000 pound of hides. The 850...
Chobani opened the largest yogurt plant in the world in December, 2012, in Twin Falls. The million square foot facility is designed for growth, and capable of processing 11 million pounds of milk daily, on up to 14 production lines, making Chobani’s flavored Greek yogurt.
ConAgra’s Council Bluffs plant makes packaged and frozen entrees for its Marie Callendar, Healthy Choice, and Rosarita brands. ConAgra is one of the largest food companies in the world, and is headquartered in Omaha, just a few miles away.
ConAgra Foods is one of the largest food products, agriculture and feed companies in the world, and is headquartered in Omaha. It is the nations leading restaurant food supplier, and the second largest grocery store supplier. The company employs 80,000 people worldwide, and has a few dozen consumer...
ConAgra’s Indianapolis facility is a major processed oils and margarine plant, producing much of the product for the company’s Blue Bonnet, Parkay, and Fleischmann’s brands.
The source for one of the most popular brands of bottled water in Southern California is this Crystal Geyser bottling plant adjacent to Owens Lake, a 100 square-mile lake that dried up after the construction of the first Los Angeles aqueduct. Crystal Geyser trucks drive the bottled water to...
Cutrale Citrus Juices USA, a subsidiary of the Brazilian company Sucocitrico Cutrale, is the largest orange juice processor in the United States. It began its operations in the Florida in 1996, when Minute Maid decided it would rather market juice than process oranges, and sold its Auburndale and...
For many years this Dannon facility was likely the largest yogurt plant in the nation. Around 2012, a few bigger facilities elsewhere came on line, responding to rapidly increasing demand for yogurt. This remains one of the biggest yogurt plants in the nation though.
The Port of Hueneme is the largest banana port on the West Coast, second in volume in North America only to the Port of Wilmington, Delaware. The banana and fresh fruit trade favors small niche ports that are not subject to the delays and congestion of the larger ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach or...
Dreyers operates what may be the largest ice cream plant in the nation in Bakersfield, California. The company operates another large plant in Maryland, serving the east coast. California has more than 200 ice cream plants, and makes more ice cream than any other state. There are a total of around...
Florida’s Natural is the third largest orange juice maker in America, with a 21% share of the not-from-concentrate (NFC) market. Unlike its competitors Tropicana (owned by Pepsi) and Minute Maid and Simply Orange (owned by Coca-Cola), Florida’s Natural is an agricultural cooperative, with farmland...
The world's largest Frito factory, Frito Lay's Kern Plant provides the Los Angeles area with potato chips, pretzels, and corn chips. The plant is suitably located in an industrial agriculture and oil producing area, outside Bakersfield, and produces 100% of its own electricity via assorted co-...
Glanbia is the largest producer of American-style cheese in the US, and a major supplier of whey ingredients. The company makes all of its product at four locations: three in southern Idaho’s Magic Valley, and one in Clovis, New Mexico. The company’s headquarters is at the Twin Falls plant, which...
The state of Georgia grows nearly half of America’s peanuts, mostly in the form of runner peanuts, which are used for peanut butter, oil, and fillings for candy bars and other processed foods. After curing, grading, and shelling, peanuts are unloaded and stored in refrigerated warehouses until they...
This plant in Georgia is the sole facility for Irvine, California-based Golden State Foods, the ninth largest meat/poultry company. Golden State Foods is the largest supplier of the full line of beef products for McDonalds.
This storage silo in Hutchinson, Kansas, is more than half a mile long, and among the most massive structures in the nation. Often referred to as grain elevators, these buildings are composed of parallel rows of connected vertical storage bins, in this case nearly 250 of them, filled from the top...