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Olam Tomato Processors Inc., the second largest tomato processor in the state, is expanding its storage facility in Woodland by leasing nearly 300,000 square feet of warehouse space.

Olam is expanding its warehousing operations, said Ken Reiff, managing partner with Cassidy Turley BT Commercial Cassidy Turley BT Commercial Latest from The Business Journals Oakland Tribune plans return to city’s downtown Maggiora & Ghilotti snap up 14-acre industrial site in RichmondUnited Logistics doubles space in Newark facility Follow this company in Sacramento, who represented the tomato processor in the transaction. The company is taking more than half the space in a facility that’s being vacated by Georgia-Pacific LLC.

Officials at Olam did not return a call seeking comment on the expansion or possibility of new jobs.

Reiff said the facility will be strictly used for storage as Olam already has processing plants in central California. The company currently occupies about 200,000 square feet in three Woodland locations and will leave those locations to consolidate in the new warehouse at 1400 Churchill Downs Ave. It’s a 569,000-square-foot facility owned by Amir Development, which was represented by Todd Sanfilippo of CB Richard Ellis CB Richard Ellis Latest from The Business Journals Follow this company .

The space allows Olam to expand in the future. Cassidy Turley said in a release that the location in a large industrial park with access to rail service was a key factor in supporting the Olam’s processing and canning operation in Williams. Reiff said the 298,000-square-foot lease was a five-year term, but additional details were not disclosed.

Olam supplies 20 products in 64 countries. Its two facilities produce aseptic bulk tomato paste and diced and canned products. The company says it is the largest certified processor of organic products, owning more than 30 percent of the acreage in California. Olam’s other California facility is in Lemoore.

(1 April 2011 – Sacramento Business Journal)

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