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L&M expands potato-packing operations

L&M Cos., based in Raleigh, NC, announced that it has expanded its Palatka, FL, potato operations.

The expansion features an additional 11,000 square feet of cooler space; a 35-40 percent increase in potato acreage; and a new optical sorter and high-capacity line, which will enable L&M to double capacity while efficiently grading out 95 percent of the defects by machine and the rest by hand.

To improve L&M’s one-stop shop capabilities, the facility can pack russets and all three colored varieties simultaneously.