Originally from Chile and now living in Newark, Delaware, Carola received a bachelor’s degree in science with a major in agricultural engineering at the University of La Serena in Chile before moving to the U.S. When she was hired at another company within Manfredi Cold Storage, where Oppy has a repacking and distribution center, she would often see the friendly faces of Oppy’s QC team in the building. When a position opened up, she knew she had to apply.
Earlier this month, CBC Radio caught up with Vice President of Canadian Sales Walt Breeden to discuss the growth of the citrus category and Oppy’s important role in building the easy-peel orange market since we sold the first Japanese mandarins in 1891. You can read it here.
The animal lovers in our Chicago office made the holidays a little brighter for local four-legged friends with donations of pet food to two animal shelters last weekend. Inspired by the recent experience of adopting shelter dog Alfie, a terrier-boxer mix, and supported by Senior Sales Representative Dan Wickland, pet parent to a pup named Peanut and Cookie the cat, Sales Assistant Annie Gibson rallied the team and together they raised donations to purchase nearly 200 meals.
The discovery of E. coli on romaine lettuce grown in California a few weeks ago took over the headlines leading up to the U.S. Thanksgiving, causing the leafy vegetable to disappear from stockrooms, store shelves and crisper drawers while the Center for Disease Control (CDC) sought the source of the issue.