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Stemilt breaks ground on automated pear packing line

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Photographed left to right: Stemilt Director of Sales, Tate Mathison, Executive Vice President of Operations, Jay Fulbright, and President, West Mathison. Photo courtesy Stemilt.

WENATCHEE, Wash. – A new pear line facility equipped with automated packing systems, defect sorting, and robotic palletizing will “pear” well with the way Stemilt BB #:113654 grows pears.

The company is investing in new technology to accentuate quality and flavor for brands like Rushing Rivers pears and the newly launched Happi Pear.

The pear line is poised to be fully operational by the 2023/2024 pear season to increase productivity of Stemilt’s pears coming from optimal growing locations in Wenatchee, WA and the company’s RipeRite ripening center.