Eagle Eye Produce realizes
advantages of CHEP pallets
Jul 14, 2011 7:00 AM
Eagle Eye Produce, an Idaho-based grower and shipper of potatoes, onions, watermelons, and vegetables, has signed a new multi-year contract with CHEP, provider of pallet and container pooling systems.
Using CHEP pallets, the company transports its Famous Idaho brand potatoes and repacked commodities from its facilities in Idaho, Utah, California, and Arizona to supermarkets, wholesalers, foodservice distributors, and wholesale clubs across the United States and Canada.
Eagle Eye Produce recently converted from a pallet exchange system to the CHEP pooling program to meet demands for a reliable shipping platform. The company is experiencing several benefits from the move, including lower costs, productivity improvements, and less product damage.
Based on third-party life-cycle inventory analysis findings, through its use of the CHEP pooling system, each year Eagle Eye Produce is reducing solid waste generation by about 33,000 pounds, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 25,000 pounds, and saving enough energy to power 19 homes with electricity.
Eagle Eye Produce ships more than 500 million pounds of Famous Idaho potatoes annually. Its 150,000-square-foot conventional facility in Idaho Falls provides efficient sorting, packaging, and shipping of products. In addition, the firm operates two separate 40,000-sq-ft facilities that pack red, yellow, and organic potatoes.
Along with its affiliated companies, Eagle Eye Produce also operates warehouses and repacking facilities in Nogales AZ, Layton UT, and Hemet CA.
For more information, visit www.chep.com.
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