IMO Executive Director Will Cavan recently visited MANGO PACK in Valle de Las Palmas, located in Baja California Norte. (From Left to Right) Will Cavan, Manuel Rivera and his wife.
Mango Pack is a joint venture with Alpine Marketing of Doral, Florida and is run by Manuel Rivera.
The Facility is one of the premiere suppliers of Fresh Cut Mangoes & Pineapples to the Western North American Market along with Exports to Europe and Japan.
Manuel Rivera has been in charge of the operation and has been running the plant since 2006 located in Valle de las Palmas, just south of Tecate Mexico approximately one hour east of the Otay Mesa (San Diego) Border crossing.
Mangoes are sourced year-round for Costco Fresh Cut program and the plant is currently processing non-hot-water treated KEITT mangoes from the Los Mochis area.
The Maquiladora program is part of a re-export value added protocol and is supervised by USDA personnel.
The facility currently processes 200,000 units per month or 2,400,000 clam shell units per year comprised of Fresh Cut Mangoes & Pineapple spears.
The Facility processes 12 containers per week or 624 (40') sea containers per year of Fresh Pineapple. This translates into approximately 1,920,000 pounds of Fresh Pineapple per month with a cull rate of less than 20% yielding an 80% Efficiency for the operation.
The Facility is located on an 8 hectare piece of land with room to grow as the fresh cut value added sector grows at an astonishing 10-15% per year. The plant is currently running at 50% of capacity.
Manuel Rivera is aided in running the 350 person facility with his wife and Children who take active leadership roles within the operation.
Mango Pack takes great pride in achieving highest level certifications and is most proud of Corporate Social Responsibility programs offered to the employees which include Medical, Dental and Educational programs as well as industry leading paid parenting time for both Mothers and Fathers that work at the facility.
This coming December, Mango Pack will be inaugurating a state of the art Day Care Facility where parents are paid and encouraged to learn parenting skills alongside their children.
For this and many more innovations and efficiencies, Mango Pak is a leader in Fresh cut value added Mango & Pineapple Products.
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Manuel (Manny) Rivera