When your family name is at stake, you have an extra incentive to do things right. That’s why getting it right, every time, was the guiding principle of our founders and it’s how we approach every process today. Sunnyland Mills is a family-owned food processing business located in Fresno, California. Since 1935, we have been producing premium quality specialty grains for food distributors, manufacturers, and exporters throughout the United States and the world.
Sunnyland Mills was founded in 1935 under the name of Sunnyland Bulghur Company, Inc. by the Perch Family, father, Harry Perch, and sons, George and Jivon Perch, whose original bulgur process used the traditional Middle Eastern way. Almost immediately Sunnyland Bulghur Company became known as the premium bulgur wheat manufacturer and, with growing demand for their high quality product, the Perch family soon perfected a continuous method of processing that was unique in the industry. For more information on the Perch Family’s ownership history of Sunnyland Bulghur Company, click here.
In 1977, George and Jivon Perch sold the business to another pair of brothers, Carl and John Orlando. The Orlando brothers’ innovative ideas modernized and improved the process resulting in a higher quality finished product. In 1993 to reflect the company’s growing product line, the name was changed to Sunnyland Mills.
Upon John Orlando’s retirement in 1995, two of Carl’s sons, Mike and Steve Orlando, purchased the business. Along with other improvements to the processes, the second generation of Orlando brothers introduced certified Organic Bulgur products, Brown Bulgur, KAMUT® Khorasan Bulgur Wheat, and Grano-Golden Pearled Durum.
Today, Sunnyland Mills is the leading modern bulgur wheat manufacturing facility in the world and continues the legacy of a family business committed to delivering superior quality, whole grain, natural products.
Sunnyland Mills’ mission is to be the industry leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality, specialty grain products. We take great strides in producing a superior quality product because of our personal level of commitment. In all instances, we dedicate ourselves through the advancement of our quality and food safety programs by obtaining the latest, stringent certifications by accredited third parties.
Sunnyland Mills will accomplish our mission by steadfastly standing behind our products and remaining committed to the well-being of our customers, suppliers, distributors and team members. We will provide an environment that includes opportunity for all, while producing a fair return for our shareholders. Above all, we are thankful for the many gifts that God has provided and ask for His continued grace and guidance.
Sunnyland Mills will be a highly visible company that is known for its commitment to integrity, honesty and quality products. We will be the industry’s most desired producer and distributor of food products that are nutritious, all natural, and wholesome.
We will be the industry’s most desired employer, one that cares about its people, their families, their faith, our community, and all things that lead to the success we share together.
We will be a company that constantly looks to the future and invests in it, as well as the future of our team members and families. We will employ the most professional, loyal, dedicated and hard-working people in the industry who will be proud to work for Sunnyland Mills, and we will be proud to have them as long-term members of our team.
The values that create Sunnyland Mills’ culture are based on a fundamental respect for the rights, aspirations and dignity of every individual customer, supplier, distributor, fellow team member, and others with whom we come in contact.
- Integrity, both personally and professionally, is standard in our performance and the key to the respect and trust we earn from our team members, as well as our customers, suppliers and distributors.
- Treating each team member with the same level of respect, support and professionalism with which we treat each valued customer, supplier and distributor.
- Loyalty, by offering our team members the opportunity to grow and provide for their families.
- Understanding that the customer’s long-standing perception of the quality of our products and our service is the defining criteria.
- We value our suppliers and distributors and will strive to take their needs into consideration as we manage our business.
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Our modern manufacturing plant, engineered with state of the art machinery and technological advances, produces superior quality bulgur wheat. Efficient processes and a stringent quality control program are essential to the success of Sunnyland Mills’ food-processing plant to ensure food safety and a consistent product produced to tight specifications.
By ensuring that our plant meets global, federal and state food processing regulations, our customers rest assured in the knowledge that the product they are consuming is safe and free of food contamination when it leaves our plant. The cleanliness of our plant and our attention to detail is unsurpassed in the industry.
Quality was not something that Sunnyland Mills had to learn, it was inherent in the company’s foundation. Our team members have the kind of single-minded devotion to quality that has allowed Sunnyland Mills to become the most recognized brand of premium Bulgur Wheat in the United States.
Technology, innovation and regulations continually evolve. In order to adhere to the strict standards of food security, Sunnyland Mills has implemented safety assurance and action plans, including a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) program, a Safe Quality Food Audit Program (SQF), and standard Good Manufacturing Processes to protect our food products and team members. Through direct control of raw material inspections; food safety programs, including an exclusive triple-cleaning method; supplier guarantees; finished product testing, including magnets and metal detection; and assurance protocol, including an active recall plan should a rare event take place, we continuously monitor every batch of our manufacturing process, ensuring quality products from farm to table.
Our knowledgeable and experienced staff has been trained to provide a superior brand name with low risk, safe, quality products that have been recognized for over seven decades.
Memberships & Certifications
Licensed, Certified, Safe Whole Grains
Sunnyland Mills is a long-standing member of the leading international food safety associations, as we helped found the Whole Grains Council. We are proud to have earned global food safety certification through SCS Global Services, and our products are Non-GMO Project Verified and carry the 100% Whole Grain stamp.
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