Avure Technologies Expands in Southeast US04 December 2013
US - High pressure processing (HPP) will begin in mid-December at UPC Southeast, LLC, in the Atlanta suburb of Villa Rica, Georgia.
Representing the latest expansion of the Avure Certified HPP Tolling Partner Provider Network, UPC Southeast is a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Pasteurization Company (UPC), LLC, which has been operating a tolling operation using HPP systems from Avure Technologies in Lincoln, Nebraska, since 2011.
Earlier this year Universal acquired a 90,000 sq. ft. facility on a 12-acre site in Villa Rica, west of Atlanta.
The facility is situated just off I-20, convenient to several major trucking routes and the southern corridor to the mid-South.
Initially, this facility will house two large Avure HPP systems with the ability to expand to as many as six HPP systems and create 60 new jobs in Villa Rica.
The first of these Avure HPP 350L-600s has already been delivered, and the local hiring process has begun.
“With growing awareness and demand for high pressure processing, it is critical for the overall capacity of our HPP toll processing network to increase, especially in the Southeast US where the meat and poultry industries continue to thrive,” said Matt Rutherford, Avure Senior Vice President of Business Development and Global Sales.
“In 2013, we’ve seen a lot of expansion in the toll processing network here in the U.S., with APC in California, Hope Foods in Colorado, Stay Fresh Foods in Connecticut, and now Universal in the Southeast. This has been a record year for expansion of HPP toll processing.”
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