Jessee Equipment Manufacturing provides processing and packaging equipment primarily to the fruit, vegetable, and tree nut industries.
SERVING THE NUT, FRUIT, & VEGETABLE INDUSTRIES GLOBALLY
Most sales are direct to the customer. We have explored options of expanding our sales department with outside dealers and sales representatives.
Gene M. Jessee, Inc. was founded in 1954 in Chico, California. Mr. Jessee had developed a nut cleaner for the almond industry that utilized a column of controlled air. These machines were called Airlegs and helped revolutionize the almond hulling industry. Units were sold to huller operators directly and through huller plant manufactures who acted as dealers.
During the 1970s, the manufacturing scope of the company was expanded to include equipment for walnut cleaning and additional almond hulling, and equipment installation.
During the 1980s, the company focused on expanding its equipment into additional tree nut industries establishing product lines for:
- Macadamia Nuts
During the 1990s, cracking and shelling equipment was developed. This equipment has been so successful that complete processing lines are now being utilized internationally. Product lines have been developed to service the coffee industry as well.
In 2007, the company reorganized and established itself as Jessee Equipment Manufacturing. We have continued to refine and improve our existing equipment, streamlined our production flow, and have expanded our product line to include complete turnkey systems in the following processing fields: Hulling, Drying, In-Shell Cleaning and Sizing, Shelling, Laser Sorting, Inspection, and Packaging. To better serve our customers and to keep pace with the growth of our industry, the company was relocated in 2008 to our new 45,000-plus-square-foot facility. Since 2012, we have been expanding our sales and services offices to satellite locations to better serve our domestic and international customers.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
“We had one of the first Jessee Hulling Lines for walnuts in Chile. We decided to buy this machine after visiting other providers, the reasons trajectory, trust, and support. That is what is offered goes along with what we value as customers. Our experience has been satisfactory and we proved it this year with the amount of machine hours. It ran very well. The fact that they have a person in Chile pointing to service, and support after the sale, has helped us to improve and be more efficient in the hulling process.”
“Tuvimos una de las primeras máquinas despelonadoras de nueces Jessee en Chile. Se decidió comprar esta máquina luego de visitar a otros proveedores, los motivos trayectoria, confianza, y soporte. Es decir lo ofrecido va de la mano con lo que valoramos como clientes. Nuestra experiencia ha sido satisfactoria y lo comprobamos este año con el uso horas máquina. Nos respondió muy bien. El hecho de que tengan una persona en Chile apuntando al servicio y postventa ha ayudado a mejorar y ser más eficientes en el proceso de despelonado.“