Despite the threat of greening to Florida’s citrus industry – as well as the recent impact of Hurricane Irma – JBT remains committed to continuing to invest in its Florida facilities and business, Carlos Saavedra, global marketing manager for JBT’s liquid foods business unit tells the Business Observer.

In an in-depth interview, Saavedra (pictured above) explains JBT’s thinking behind its $13 million investment in a major renovation of the Lakeland citrus-processing equipment plant, detailing why JBT remains committed to maintaining its links with both the local area and the citrus sector.

Saavedra also outlines why JBT’s global mindset – demonstrated by the recent $36 million acquisition of the UK-based PLF International Limited – is the best way to sustain both JBT and its Lakeland plant.

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