Sran Family Orchards in Kerman is celebrating 65 years in business with a new almond processing facility and company rebranding.
The Sran family – led by Navdep Singh and Sukhwinder Kaur Sran – has been farming permanent and row crops since 1950 when a great aunt came to the United States and started the farm. Now specializing in organic and conventional almonds, the family built a multimillion-dollar plant that opened in October to process its own nuts and provide the service to other growers.
“In our 65th year, we are excited to celebrate the legacy that our family has built,” said Lakhy Sran, a company partner. “We’ve invested into our new facility to meet the international demand of premium organic and conventional almonds and continue to deliver exceptional quality products.”
The 80,000-square-foot plant can process up to 60 million pounds of almonds a year. That’s 12,000 to 16,000 pounds per hour. The plant also has cold storage, holding up to 12 million pounds, and freezer room, up to 4 million pounds, to reduce handling costs.
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Stainless steel material is used throughout the plant to prevent contamination and the latest radio frequency technology is used to eliminate harmful contaminants in the pasteurization process.
The new company logo recognizes the family’s great aunt and a revamped website highlights the company’s family values and commitment to quality, service and strength.