Blue Diamond almond co-op has banner year, plans new facility – The Grower

Blue Diamond Growers is the nation's largest supplier of almond and value-added almond products to consumers and industrial users. Now the Sacramento, Calif.-based grower cooperative wants to translate...

Blue Diamond Growers is the nation’s largest supplier of almond and value-added almond products to consumers and industrial users.

Now the Sacramento, Calif.-based grower cooperative wants to translate that know-how into leading the international market.

At its 101st annual meeting, Blue Diamond chairman Clinton Schick, a McFarland, Calif., almond grower, provided details of the cooperative’s latest venture—a state-of-the-art food processing facility in Turlock.

The facility has been 15 years in the planning, he says.

The purchase of 88 acres in Turlock also marks the first large capital expenditure the co-op has made since building its Salida, Calif., processing plant in 1968.

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