The Morning Star Company, and its enterprises, operate three tomato processing facilities in Central California, processing around 30% of the California crop, plus tomato transplant growing, transplanting, agricultural technology innovation, harvesting, and trucking operations. Employment is approximately 550 year-round and over 2,500 seasonal colleagues with annual sales exceeding $800 million. We are known worldwide for our innovation and integrity.
We are organizationally structured through a system we term Mission Focused Self-Management. Our company is operated by colleagues without titles or an appointed hierarchy of authority. Leadership is dynamic and situational and is taken based on competency and integrity. Each Colleague has a personal commercial mission and is the manager of their mission. They must think on their feet and solve problems quickly.