Several years ago fresh carrot processor Grimmway Farms which originally bagged whole carrots began cleaning peeling cutting and polishing baby carrots. The baby carrots business became tremendously profitable and the company grew quickly adding packaging lines regularly at its Bakersfield CA headquarters operation. In June the company installed its most recent line bringing the total to 28 packaging lines. Today the company claims to be the largest fresh carrot processor in the world. Integral to the packaging of the carrots is checkweighing and metal detection. The latter function is important for obvious reasons. But checkweighing is critical since even one or two carrots missing can have a noticeable effect on the finished package weight. For both of these important functions Grimmway has standardized on Ramsey (Minneapolis MN) equipment including the line that was just installed in June. "We decided to go with Ramsey machines because they're reliable durable reasonably priced and we receive tremendous service" says Kent Williams manager of fresh food technology.