Central Californian Almond Growers Association (CCAGA), Kerman and Sanger CA

Almond Huller / Sheller

Developed software that manages all aspects of the Hulling and Shelling Process, from grower receivable through to dispatch of finished goods. Reduction of miscalculations and error is achieved with the introduction of onsite mobile and fixed terminals, bar coding and scale interfaces. Information is available to management at real time due to information being captured whilst the process is performed.

CCAGA has been effectively using the Regional IT developed ALMADS system since 2007, with additions and improvements added each year since. A grower web portal was developed and introduced in 2012.  Season 2013 saw the creation of driver cards for their system, similar to commodity driver cards as well as driver cards for shipping.  There was the addition of a Handler Portal and Truck Driver Portal to the existing Grower Portal.  Also the addition of an auditing trail that records the date, time, employee name and notes against any changes made by an employee within the system.  A second scale and terminal with their 3rd plant was added just to process Inshell.  Extra security measures were added to all terminals with security sign ons when using a terminal in the plant, along with many other enhancements to their ALMADS system. 2015 saw the introduction of GPS Stockpile Tracking with further enhanced their ALMADS experience.


California Custom Processing (CCP), Madera CA

Almond Processor

California Custom Processing specialise in Almond custom processing including blanching, steam pasteurization, dry roasting, slicing, sliver and flour.

The implementation of ALMADS in CCP’s almond custom processing operations is aimed at streamlining their processes and ensuring food safety traceability. In the first season of using ALMADS (2023), CCP will utilize the office-based version of the system. This version will allow them to enter customer information, manage sales orders, specify custom client requirements, track product throughout the plant, record quality information, and manage shipping back to the clients.

The office-based version of ALMADS will serve as a centralized platform for data management and process control. It will enable CCP to have a comprehensive overview of their operations, ensuring efficient order management and effective tracking of products from start to finish. By capturing and recording data at each processing stage, ALMADS will support quality control efforts and enhance food safety measures.

Furthermore, the integration of ALMADS in Phase 2 will involve the deployment of terminals at each process within the plant for live data capture, offering real-time data, providing accurate and up-to-date information on the status and progress of each product. Live data capture at each process point can further improve process visibility, reduce manual errors, and enhance overall operational efficiency.

The phased approach of implementing ALMADS, starting with the office-based version and later expanding to live data capture terminals, allows CCP to gradually integrate the system into their operations and adapt to the new technology. This approach ensures a smoother transition and provides the opportunity to evaluate and refine the system’s performance as it becomes fully integrated into the processing plant.

Overall, ALMADS will help CCP streamline their almond processing operations, maintain food safety traceability, and enhance process control from the initial sales order to final shipping, while also paving the way for live data capture in subsequent phases.

T & P Farms, Vine Seed, Arbuckle CA

Vine Seed

ALMADS is being easily adapted to cater for vine seed, giving T&P the ability to track the various seed commodities that will be received at the facility.  A unique lot number will be assigned to each batch of vine seed received. This Lot # will be tracked throughout the plant from incoming receiving from the fields, through the washing and drying processes, capturing start/stop times and quantities of bins output after each process before being shipped out.

T & P Rice, Arbuckle CA

Rice Drying & Warehousing

In 2022, T&P Farms has taken on ALMADS for their Rice Drying/Warehousing facility in addition to having it installed at their almond huller/sheller since 2012.

With the installation of ALMADS for Rice, the facility can now incorporate Paddy Receipts, Drying, and Warehousing modules to streamline their operations and enhance efficiency in the rice processing workflow.


Cortina Hulling & Shelling LLC, Williams CA

Almond Huller / Sheller

Cortina Hulling had their first season with ALMADS in 2011. Cortina decided to run all modules apart from Grower Accounts. Regional IT implemented live data capture terminals and scale interfaces and ALMADS provided the traceability and efficiency gains expected in a new client.

A Grower Portal Website that was linked to the ALMADS system to provide Growers with real time reporting of their crops was introduced in 2012.  2013 season saw incorporated stockpile mapping and changes to stockpile pickup functions.  New reports were made available for the Grower Web Portal and adjusted weight certificates to be printed in the new and improved format developed for ALMADS.  Reporting for Trucking Companies was also created.

Dunnigan Hills, Woodland CA

Almond Huller / Sheller

Dunnigan Hills is a new Huller, Sheller with their first season in 2016, taking on all standard modules of ALMADS like Receiving, Production, Shipping and Reporting.

T and P Hulling & Shelling, Arbuckle CA

Almond Huller / Sheller

T and P Farms signed with us for their first season in 2012. The full ALMADS HS suite was customized to suit their needs, which included a large emphasis on the Quality module and the addition of warehousing rows. Terminals were installed throughout the plant to capture live data. Season 2013 saw T&P opting for the Commodity Lite module linked with McDougall Trading Hull Inventory system to enhance their full ALMADS suite.  A USDA quality entry module was also developed to replace the manual method USDA inspectors use to enter results.  These results then get added in to the state’s main system for certificates.  A grower portal website has also been created along with grower invoicing.  The past few seasons has seen the introduction of PLCs and ALMADS integration with these PLCs.

Sran Family Orchards, Kerman CA

Almond Processor

Sran Family Orchards signed on in 2014 to become our 2nd US Almond Processor and we have evolved ALMADS to suit their needs.

DePue Warehouse, Williams CA

Rice Dryer

ALMADS Rice was developed by Regional IT  starting in 2013 to manage their 13 drying facilities in California and track Grower Inventory, Mill Pools, Shareholder Splits and Daily Position report.  An integral part of this system was linking all 5 scale locations to one system all capturing data live.

North State Hulling Cooperative, Inc, Chico CA

Almond Huller / Sheller

North State Hulling joined the ALMADS family in season 2014.  We are continually evolving ALMADS each season to suit their growing and changing needs.

North State Hulling now have the latest upgrade of ALMADS enterprise system which includes management dashboard, cloud solutions and many more features to take advantage of.

Cortez Growers Association (CGA), Turlock CA

Almond Huller / Sheller

Cortez Growers Association had their first season with ALMADS in 2011. Cortez opted to run an office based version of ALMADS in their first season and Regional IT linked into their truck scale. Season 2012 saw the Commodity module being installed and linked with a centralized system with McDougall Trading which Regional IT also developed. A Grower Web portal was also added that uploads validated data to the web for growers to log in and see their own information.  2015 season saw the introduction of terminals out in the plant to further enhance their ALMADS experience and reduce manual handling.  As with most other clients, Cortez have now transitioned over to the ALMADS enterprise version allowing them to take full advantage that the new system can offer them.

4 Corner Growers LLC, Chico CA

Almond Huller / Sheller

4 Corner Growers signed with us for their first season in 2012 to customize the full suite ALMADS HS product to suit their particular needs which also included warehousing rows of processed product to be dispatched from. Again, terminals were installed throughout the plant to capture live data.  In 2013 4 Corners expanded their system to include a Grower Portal website, Commodity Lite integrated module linked with McDougall Trading and also Stockpile Mapping. The 2023 season will see 4 Corners transition over to the new ALMADS offering them even more opportunities to enhance their productivity and efficiency.

Johnson Farms, Denair CA

Almond Huller / Sheller

Signing in 2014, Johnsons had ALMADS customised to suit their needs for the 2015 season which included Receivables, Runs & Bins, Shipping, Reporting, Warehousing and also included a Dryer module. The 2023 season will see Johnson Farms transition over to the new ALMADS offering them even more opportunities to enhance their productivity and efficiency.

Harlan Family Ranch, Woodland CA


ALMADS Feed Weighing System – Harlan Family Ranch signed on with Regional IT for the ALMADS Feed Weighing system in 2021. This small variation of our ALMADS suite captures weight from the truck scale and generates electronic weight certificates since we are certified by the California Department for Weight and Measures to do so.

RDB Hulling & Shelling, Ceres CA

Almond Huller / Sheller

After inheriting ALMADS when taking over Mid State Hulling in 2016, RDB have added their own customisation to their ALMADS suite of modules.

Henderson Hulling & Shelling LLC, Arbuckle CA

Almond Huller / Sheller

Hendersons signed with us for their first season in 2019 to customize the full suite ALMADS HS product to cater for their split operation of Hulling and Shelling.  Terminals were installed throughout the plant to capture live data.  They have worked closely with the Cortina Hulling Group to inherit most of Cortina’s processes but still had some unique items that needed to be catered for.

Mid-State Hulling & Shelling, Ceres CA

Almond Huller / Sheller

Mid State Hulling signed on with Regional IT for the ALMADS system in 2010. They have benefited from all the functionality, flexibility and complete features of the ALMADS system. And they have been running the plant on an iPad on a wireless network.

There were a number of features added to this installment to suit Mid State Hulling’s requirements. Some of the biggest were the automatic weight capture and printing of meat bin tags (as opposed the operator instigating each bin) and the Hash proportionate weights by Grower to determine what percentage of a hash weight belongs to each Grower. 2012 saw the addition to track & flag organic product through the plant.

Sierra Valley Hulling, Madera CA

Almond Huller / Sheller / Processor

Sierra Valley joined the ALMADS family for seasons 2014-2022 to handle all the hulling and shelling needs.    Sierra Valley already had ALMADS Commodity Lite up and running, and this was integrated into the full ALMADS suite of modules.

Elk Ridge Almonds, Madera CA

Almond Processor

Elk Ridge Almonds opted to have ALMADS customised to suit their needs starting season 2015 including receivables, QA, Warehousing, Marketing & Orders, Grading & Picking, Sizing and Shipping.