Outside the shed, trucks are lined up, waiting to be loaded with potatoes headed south to California and Mexico to be turned into chips and fries or north to Portland to catch a boat to Asia. Inside, totes and pallets stacked with sacks of chipping potatoes wait to be loaded on to the idling semis while the floor crew hustles to fill and stack the bags. At the back of the shed, the ladies at the sorting table diligently pull the culls while the good potatoes ride the belts to bins to be loaded. Meanwhile, in the offices, emails are sent to customers confirming shipping numbers and the quantities being sent. Paperwork is filed and scanned, some of it on a deadline to meet the Fed Ex drivers in Klamath Falls so they make it the overseas customers in time to pick up their potatoes at the port. Everyone is working long, hard hours.
This is shipping season at full tilt.
Shipping season is always long and extremely busy. This season is no different. But despite the challenges, deadlines and long hours, our workers do their best to make sure the potatoes are processed and sent to our customers as quickly as possible. Gold Dust has one of the hardest working crews in the Basin and we appreciate the dedication and the time they put into our business.
We realize how long and hard the hours are. And we are thankful to the people on the floor, at the tables, in the spud trucks and in the offices doing what they do and helping our business grow. So, to the folks who work for Gold Dust, thank you very much for your continued dedication and hard work. This company wouldn’t be where it’s at without you!