Curry & Co. purchases Vidalia onion facility to use as consolidation point
by Kathleen Thomas Gaspar | October 12, 2010
In a continued expansion of its year-round onion program, Curry & Co. in
Brooks, OR, has purchased the Gerrald's Vidalia Sweet Onions Inc. facility in
Curry & Co. partners with two large Vidalia onion growers, Jamie Brannen and
Terry Gerrald. The Vidalia Onion Committee named Mr. Gerrald its Vidalia
Onion Grower of the Year in 2009.
According to information provided by Curry & Co., the Gerrald’s facility will
be utilized in the same manner as Curry & Co.’s Oregon corporate
headquarters, which provides a consolidation location for the company’s
The Georgia packinghouse is a 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art onion
facility centrally located on the East Coast. The operation is certified by
Primus, Davis Fresh and Silliker and complies with HACCP guidelines.
In addition, the structure features climate-control rooms that can cure onions
at 102 degrees and provide 32-degree cooler storage.
"When they built this facility, they did it right," Curry President Matt Curry said
in an Oct. 5 press release. “We have the latest technology in drying rooms,
100 percent consumer packaging capabilities, high-graphic bags, efficient
loading docks and a stellar record on food safety. It’s a great opportunity for
Curry & Company. Plus, the quality of the onions we’ll be packing is
outstanding as we’re partners with two of the leading Vidalia growers.”
In addition to packing its own Vidalia onion crop, Curry & Co. will package
sweet onions from Peru and Chile at Gerrald’s as part of its year-round sweet
Curry is also a 12-month supplier of potatoes and blueberries.