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Foster Farms moves closer to sustainability goals

Foster Farms partners with Rehrig Pacific to move closer to zero-waste goal.

Poultry processor Foster Farms will be streamlining their internal processing operations with the help of Rehrig Pacific, a leading supply chain solutions provider. By replacing corrugate bins with reusable, washable plastic bins, Foster Farms will not only improve the safety and efficiency of their operation, but will also move closer to achieving their zero-waste sustainability goals.

"Rehrig worked closely with us for nearly seven months to develop a solution perfectly suited to our plant's needs," said Jeff Segars, Livingston Plant Manager at Foster Farms. "They manufacture the bins themselves, but what amazed us was how hard they worked to consult with us on our entire operation. This isn't about just swapping out corrugate for plastic – it's finding alternatives that align with our food safety and waste reduction goals"

Rehrig Pacific's 48x40 General Purpose Bins will be used in three of Foster Farms' plants, eliminating the need for costly corrugate options. Rehrig's high-quality injection-molded plastic bins can be washed and reused, to align with food safety best practices.

"We're thrilled at this new partnership with Foster Farms," said Briana Sardo, Western Region Protein Specialist of Rehrig's Materials Handling Solutions Group. "Like so many of Rehrig's customers, Foster Farms is solving old problems in new ways. The savings and results will be felt almost immediately."

The Rehrig Pacific products used by Foster Farms represent one of hundreds of container options offered by the company. The bins can hold up to 2,500 pounds each, can be customized with the user's color and logo, and also include high-tech options such as RFID tracking to support management, logistics, and asset retention via Rehrig's own VisionSM software.

About Foster Farms

Since 1939, West Coast families have depended on Foster Farms for premium quality chicken and turkey products. Family-owned and operated, the company continues its legacy of excellence and commitment to quality established by its founders, Max and Verda Foster. Foster Farms specializes in fresh, all-natural chicken and turkey products free of preservatives, additives or injected sodium enhancers.

About Rehrig Pacific

Rehrig Pacific Company is a leader in supply chain and operational optimization for industries. Founded by William Rehrig in 1913, Rehrig Pacific's products and solutions derive from a belief in challenging the status quo on how products move.

Source: Rehrig Pacific Company

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