Family-Owned Tomato Company Opens Job Positions, Invests in Local Community

Mat Norton, Robert Hammitt, Shawn Copeland, and Dana Purkey stand ready at the new high speed can labeling line at the Red Gold Orestes facility. Image courtesy of Red Gold.

Elwood, IN—Red Gold, a fourth-generation family-owned producer of tomato products, has announced a new wave of open positions following the installation of a multi-million-dollar high-speed can labeling line at its primary canning facility in Orestes, Indiana.

Tim Ingle, Senior Vice President at Red Gold, said in the press release, “In just the past ten years, thanks to our exciting growth in sales, all three of our plants and our company headquarters have seen a total investment of $500 million in new technology, products, people, positions and improved company benefits.”

A press release explains that the line was custom-built over a six-month period, began full operations in early November, and is now labeling and casing cans at speeds reaching over 1,100 cans per minute. However, operators for each major part of the line are still required. Efforts at Red Gold are underway to hire additional full-time employees on new shifts of production, which will help reduce the workload for the first and second shifts.

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Beau Reichart, Chief Operations Officer at Red Gold, said, “We always wanted a high-speed can labeling line of this magnitude. Red Gold is America’s largest producer of fresh canned tomatoes with over 3,200 different labels to manage over a wide variety of packaging sizes. On top of that, consumer demand in grocery stores has just been incredible.”

“Red Gold is rooted in the Midwest, and will continue to invest in its people and processes, just like when it began in 1942 supporting our American troops. For those eager to join an All-American family company that produces the very best, then we encourage you to join our team,” added Ingle.

Red Gold also has opportunities for high school graduates to become operators with tuition reimbursement programs. Details are available at