NTGARGIULO PLANS VIRGINIA PACKING HOUSE

MAPPSVILLE, Va. -- Naples, Fla.-based NTGargiulo will open a tomato packing house here early this summer.summer months," said Gregg Biada, director of sales and marketing. "It's difficult to service them [from Florida] when they can get tomatoes from local suppliers."Biada said he expects to ship 500,000 boxes of tomatoes from the new facility this year and perhaps 1 million in its second year of

MAPPSVILLE, Va. -- Naples, Fla.-based NTGargiulo will open a tomato packing house here early this summer.

summer months," said Gregg Biada, director of sales and marketing. "It's difficult to service them [from Florida] when they can get tomatoes from local suppliers."

Biada said he expects to ship 500,000 boxes of tomatoes from the new facility this year and perhaps 1 million in its second year of operation.

The expansion move comes less than a year after the company

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