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"Without our employees, Blue Banner would not exist."

The men and women at the packing facilities of one California grower and shipper aren’t just employees: they’re family – and the company president wouldn’t have it any other way.

It started in 1950 when Tom Mazzetti’s father W.J. helped form Krinard Packing Company in Riverside, Calif. Today, they grow, pack and ship with the family business Blue Banner Company Inc. – just two blocks from where it started more than 60 years ago. They’re the largest star ruby grapefruit and summer red grapefruit packer in the state, and they market all of their fruit through Sunkist Growers.

 “We just try to treat people like we’d like to be treated,”


“We all know that Blue Banner is what keeps us going and we have to work long and hard, whatever it takes to keep Blue Banner competitive.”

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