Company to break ground on $10 million almond processing facility in Madera

Almonds.jpgCalifornia Custom Processing will host a groundbreaking next week in Madera for a $10 million almond processing facility.

The facility, being built by company owners Grant Willits and Sonya Trevino, is located at 2725 Falcon Drive in Madera next to the Madera County Sheriff headquarters.

Span Construction is the general contractor of the 83,000 square-opt structure, located on about 8.5 acres. Completion is expected in March 2017.

California Custom Processing has 40 employees currently, and with the new facility in full operation, anticipates doubling its staff.

California Custom Processing was founded in 2012 to blanch, roast, dry and slice almonds, among other functions. A certified organic processor, California Custom Processing completed installation of a new $1 million cool-steam pasteurization line at their current 2121 W. Almond Ave. facility.

The equipment allows the processor to pasteurize 10,000 pounds of almonds and other nuts an hour.

The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.

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