The Oroville canning location was first established as Hearst Canning in early 1900’s. Then it became Sunny Cal until Stokely Van Camp purchased the operation.
PCP initially purchased the Oroville facility from Stokely in 1971, and has made numerous improvements to the facility. PCP’s growers include many residents and farms in Butte, Sutter and Yuba Counties, where the majority of PCP’s peach production originates. Currently, the plant employs 169 workers year round full time, and a seasonal work force of 1,243 – primarily unionized employees. Products include pears, peaches, fruit cocktails, and 4oz plastic bowls.
The Oroville facility operates ten canning lines which seasonally (July – September) produce over six million cases of containers with net weights ranging from eight ounce to 108 ounces in size cans. In addition, the Oroville facility operators three high-speed plastic bowl lines produce millions of cases per year.