About Us

Established in 2001, The Hulling Company hulled and shelled about 8 million pounds of almonds. In nine years that number grew to 58 million and today we process nearly 100 million pounds of high quality almonds sourced from about 125 growers for distribution worldwide.

Plant 2 is the largest individually-owned huller in the world with a capacity of 130 million pounds per season.

Facilities

Two hulling and shelling facilities are located on approximately 160 acres of land. The original Huller (Plant 1) is approximately 24,000 square feet. Plant 2, completed in 2014, is a 60,000 square foot operation with modern technology and equipment.

What We Do

Almond Transportation Services

Trailers are delivered to the growers’ field clean and ready for loading. Every load of harvested nuts is tagged by the grower with a field ticket, and the information we receive follows that load from the time we receive it until the finished nuts are delivered to the buyer.

Almond Receiving & Recording

The identifying information of every load of almonds received (grower, field, variety, field delivery ticket, and processing detail) are logged into our system as soon as they are received. This information follows the load as is progresses through our processes, preventing recordkeeping errors. We carefully track split loads so that growers have the data they need to maintain consistent quality.

Stockpiled almonds are covered and fumigated in a timely manner. Each is marked on the tarp cover and GPS locations are recorded. As a backup, the same data is entered manually at the huller.

Almond Hulling & Shelling Services

The Hulling Company consistently meets sales contract requirements. We can shell out almond meats tailored to meet contract weight requirements and shift on the fly to your next contract. In-shell processing is also provided, using color sorting technology for consistency.

Under optimal conditions we can deliver up to 95% in-shell almonds for our customers, adding significant profitability.

Almond Shipping Services

We ship finished product according to your contract instructions, for quantities and destinations. All processes are carefully monitored to prevent product damage.

Almond Product Handling

While in storage, the product is protected from contamination and/or comingling. We also monitor for moisture and insect damage. All product handling is subject to rigorous food safety protocols and equipment sanitation preventing any potential cross contamination.

Position Reports

Each month, Almond Board of California publishes a position report, which contains the most recent almond trade statistics. Reference these reports to get the latest shipment information and understand the trends impacting the almond industry. The reports follow the Almond Board’s crop year (August 1 to July 31) which aligns with the almond crop production cycle. August, the beginning of harvest, marks the beginning of each new crop year and the following July position report rounds out the final shipment numbers for each year.