Business & economy

Snake River Produce goes high tech in new Nyssa digs

Snake River Produce manager Kay Riley shows off some of the onions at his packing shed in Nyssa as employee Tiffany Cruickshank and her daughter Violet look on. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

NYSSA – There is a new onion packing facility on Idaho Street in Nyssa but the workers under its roof are part of a long-time local business.

Snake River Produce Co. began this onion season with a new $4 million facility.

“It’s pretty exciting and we are very satisfied,” said Kay Riley, Snake River Produce general manager. “We have a vision of what we are capable of and it was time to upgrade the technology.”

Construction on the new building began in May 2017 and while a few small items remain to be done, the majority of the facility is finished, said Riley.

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