Turnkey Hulling Systems

Drying Systems and Conveyors

In-Shell Cleaning and Sizing Systems

Automated Shelling Systems

Clean Room & Final Inspection


Jessee Equipment Manufacturing provides processing and packaging equipment primarily to the fruit, vegetable, and tree nut industries.


Our goal is to provide customers with state-of-the-art processing solutions. We strive to maintain a friendly, fair, and creative work environment that respects diversity, new ideas, and hard work. Jessee offers high-quality manufacturing and on-time delivery at a competitive price. With more than 65 years of experience in the tree nut industry, Jessee has become synonymous with innovation and quality in the business.


See firsthand how our equipment design allows complete systems to flow together, maximize efficiency, and deliver the highest quality product.


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:

  • Cashews
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Pecans
  • Pistachios

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.



    Jessee Equipment Manufacturing is a full-service company dedicated to the development of more efficient and reliable processing solutions from the orchards to the final package. We offer:

    • Hulling Systems
    • Drying Systems
    • In-Shell Systems
    • Shelling Systems
    • Laser Lines
    • Inspection/Packaging Systems

    Servicing the tree nut industry worldwide, our goal is to provide our customers with state-of-the-art processing solutions. We strive to maintain a friendly, fair, and creative work environment that respects diversity, new ideas, and hard work.


    The keys to success in this business are:

    • The proven innovation of processing equipment.
    • Experienced personnel with integrity.
    • Quality of equipment with proven reliability.

    Our corporate office and manufacturing facility are located in Chico, CA USA. We have a satellite office in Modesto, CA USA and also in Oregon USA. Our South American sales and service office is located in Santiago, Chile. Our Asian sales office is in China, and we are in the process of setting up a new South Pacific sales office in Queensland, Australia. Please refer to our contact page to request a sales call or tour of any of these offices. We will gladly set up an appointment in person or via online conference call.


    Jessee Equipment Manufacturing specializes in plant design and engineering. We are also well known for our high-quality manufacturing of individual pieces, as well as turnkey systems. We now offer a full installation parts and service department. Users of these products range from individual growers to large corporate processors.


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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.

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