Fruit & Vegetable Processing
Barney’s Pumps, a Florida-based company that has provided pumps, controls, mixers and systems to the water/wastewater, industrial, and food industries since 1950, supported a local juice production facility in 2014 when they were searching for a pump that would operate reliably in their feed mill sump application. The juice producer, who grows and processes oranges from their own groves as well as from independent growers in South Florida, produces up to 90 million gallons of fresh orange juice every year.
As one of the largest suppliers of ‘pure Florida’ orange juice in the U.S., the juice producer operates a feed mill on-site that turns fruit peel into a cattle feed product. In order to create the cattle feed product, the feed mill performs an evaporation process that extracts citrus oils and moisture out of the fruit skin.