Drought Impact Summit Hosted at Valley Pack - 19th March, 2019
Today Valley Pack was pleased to host the Goulburn Valley Drought Impact Summit – We welcomed the Minister For Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud MP, Special Envoy for drought assistance and former deputy Prime Minster Barnaby Joyce MP, and local member for Murray Damian Drum MP
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Even on the hottest summer days, you will find 32 rooms at less than 0c in Mooroopna.
The forklift drivers and coolstore operators at Valley Pack Cold Storage are some of the luckiest staff in the Goulburn Valley this week, as they work to keep local and national produce at quality-controlled temperatures for export across the world.
...Valley Pack Cold Storage Transport Manager Taylor Hall said in a day, the company loaded 520 pallets headed to China. "We have the largest facility in Victoria for exporting fruit to Asia", he said.
As well as nectarines, other popular items at Valley Pack Cold Storage include table grapes, citrus fruits, cheese and meat - travelling from places such as Griffith, Mildura and in the Goulburn Valley.
Taylor Hall with his pride & joy,a business replying on cold storage and transport.
THE Hall family has lived in Mooroopna since the 1860's.
Taylor Hall is the third generation to work in the family run business Valley Pack on the outskirts of this Goulburn Valley town.
His grandfather, Ian, grew fruit to be sent to the cannery in Mooroopna which was a co-operative. From there it was processed and exported to the United Kingdom. SPC and Ardmona were the predominant canned fruit exporters.
"There is a difference between canned fruit and fresh fruit. Back then everybodyt gre fruit for cans and as the demand for that dropped, people slowly shifted to growing for the fresh fruit market". Taylor said
"Most of the larger growers became cold storage operators by necessity and then, as the product shifted away from canned fruit to fresh fruit, the demand for cold storage grew to the point where every piece of fruit grown in the Goulburn Valley needs to go into a cool store."
Valley Pack is a third-party cold storage provider for fruit in the Goulburn Valley and also provides logistics and import/export operations for other fruit growers.
and now ....Into 2017...
Valley Pack is a third-party cold storage provider for fruit in the Goulburn Valley and also provides logistics and import/export operations for other fruit growers. Valley Pack employs 33 full-time staff, many more casual staff for operations during the busy times - all locals.
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