Apple juice in a can – made right here in Oliver
“Besides the Packing Houses, we had a SUN-RYPE Juice Plant in Oliver. It was located directly South of the Oliver Co-Operative Growers Exchange Packing House.
It had a gigantic press, that pressed the juice out of the apples. The juice was processed and for many, many years was also canned right here, on location.
It employed a large number of people, and it was a very well producing plant, for years more efficient than the main plant in Kelowna.
As years went by, somewhere, the decision was made to stop the canning operation in Oliver, just do it all at the Kelowna plant. The juicing of apples continued on
for years. The pressed juice was transported in big tanker trucks to the Kelowna plant to be canned.
Eventually, the Oliver Plant was shut down, all the juicing apples had to be hauled up to the Kelowna plant. The property and building became part of the Oliver Co-Op, and for years was used as the Maintenance Shop.”