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Nunes-Peri & Sons distribution facility opening soon

Two of the nation’s largest family-run organic fresh produce operations have joined forces to build a state-of-the-art cooling and distribution facility in Yerington, NV.

First announced in December 2016, Walker River Cooling will service retailers, processors, wholesalers and other buying organizations throughout North America. Construction of the facility broke ground in early September 2016 and is on track to open in May 2017.

Two major goals of the new operation are sustainability and positive economic impact. “The Peri and Nunes families’ 40-plus years of cooling experience and industry knowledge has gone into developing a best-of-class facility in terms of cooling mechanisms, temperature control, product flow and industrial safety and food safety,” Tom Nunes V said in a press release.

The combined operations of the two companies have brought over 800 jobs to Lyon County to date, with additional job growth projected upon completion of the new distribution facility.

“This venture is a great example of the success we’re witnessing across Nevada. I am proud to congratulate and thank this hometown company for investing in the region and bringing good paying jobs to Lyon County,” Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said in the release. “The commitment of these two family-run companies shows their ability to creatively and strategically meet the demands of the marketplace. Nevada is proud to be a part of this vision and the positive impact it will have on our community.”

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