Manufacturing & Distribution

Svenhard’s sells Oakland plant for Exeter base

Svenhard’s Swedish Bakery’s large variety pastry packs are a big retail seller. The company plans to move its operations to Exeter by 2016.Svenhard’s Swedish Bakery has sold its 5.14-acre Oakland plant along busy Highway 880 for new development and will utilize some of the $8 million in proceeds to relocate all operations to Exeter in Tulare County.

Fresno officials announce region's first truck show

Fresno City Councilmembers Blong Xiong and Clint Olivier joined with industry representatives at the Fresno Convention Center today to promote the inaugural West American Truck Show happening this weekend.

Fresno shop fined for wage, safety violations

A $42,595 wage theft penalty was issued to a Fresno business following a recent inspection by the state Labor Enforcement Task Force.

Locals take national cheese-making awards

Barbara Martin is the owner of Dairy Goddess Cheese and Milk. Photo via the Diary Goddess blog.Lemoore's Dairy Goddess Farmstead Cheese and Milk took a 1st place award in the annual American Cheese Society competition, held July 31 in Sacramento.

Madera Co. industrial vacancies still flat in Q2

Industrial property was still hard to come by in Madera County during the second quarter but there are still buildings up for grabs and new construction on the way for incoming businesses.

Walnut processor hiring 75 at job fair

Poindexter Nut Company will hold a job fair July 28 in Reedley as the company looks to fill around 75 positions in advance of the harvest season.

Produce container co. leases Fresno building

IFCO Systems, a Florida-based supplier of reusable plastic containers and pallets, will join Fresno's manufacturing sector when it moves into a 204,000 square-foot building on Elm Avenue this summer.

Wawona Packing voluntarily issues fruit recall

Wawona Packing Co. has issued a voluntary recall of some of its peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots over concerns about potential listeria contamination.

Manufacturer to fill southeast Fresno building

Technology company Pana-Pacific is moving to a new 150,000 square-foot industrial building in southeast Fresno beginning with a groundbreaking at the site next week.

Double whammy hits proposed Tulare cheese plant

An artist’s rendering of the CaliCheese plant planned for Tulare that could hire up to 200 people. The project has been challenged by a death as well as a now-required environmental study.Supporters of more economic development in Tulare suffered a set back in recent weeks as the start-up cheese maker CaliCheese, which expects to hire 200 employees, was hit by a double whammy.