Due to snow in the Norfolk area, our offices in Virginia are closed as of 3:30 pm EST.  All freight shipped out today as scheduled, but the inclement weather may delay shipments.  We hope to reopen Thursday, 18 January.

Norfolk Office Reopens Monday, 8th January

snow building

We’ve endured what is a lot of snow for Norfolk and the surrounding area, plus brutally cold temperatures, but we will reopen Monday, January 8th.  Hopefully all freight and parcel services will run so that our shipping schedules will be normal.

Norfolk Office Closed on January 5, 2018

Due to continued difficult driving conditions in the areas around our Norfolk office, we will be closed on Friday, January 5, 2018.  Freight lines are unable to run, and parcel services status is very limited.

A “bomb cyclone?”  Who has ever heard of such a thing?  Whatever you want to call it, it certainly dumped a lot of snow on us, more than we can handle.  Here’s a news article on it for our region.


Norfolk Office Closed January 4, 2018

Due to heavy snow and poor road conditions, Catalytic Generators in Norfolk, VA is closed Thursday, 4th of January.  It’s quite nasty here, especially for a city not used to so much snow.  9+” have fallen and as of 9 am EST Thursday 4th Jan, it’s still coming down.


Holiday Schedule 2017-8

Monday, 25th of December: CLOSED

Tuesday, 26th of December: CLOSED

Monday, 1st of January: CLOSED

Ethylene Measurement Solutions

960We’ve recently added a page to our Postharvest tools section that links to the extensive line of ways to measure ethylene.  Ethylene is not the easiest molecule to measure and there are not many methods out there that are affordable or accurate.

Here are their recommended solutions: Ethylene Measurement Solutions

Australia loves Catalytic Generators!


A couple of years ago Catalytic Generators Australia began operations.  Ripeners there have started to see the advantages of our system and many are adapting this safer and easier alternative to antiquated forms of ethylene application. Click below for more info.

Successful PMA

Catalytic Generators & sister company QA Supplies were Gold Sponsors of the Mango Industry Reception during PMA’s Fresh Summit International Convention & Expo in New Orleans, LA. We were glad to see customers and the potential of how ethylene application can help to ripen and sell more mangoes!

PMA Mango 2017fix

36 Years at PMA Fresh Summit!

PMA QA 2017

It is hard to believe that this was our 36th year of exhibiting! As usual, it was a great convention and an amazing show of the power of the fresh produce industry. To the many clients that stopped by, great to see you all again. To those inquiring about doing business with us, we appreciate your visit and the opportunity to supply you with our ethylene application products.

Please contact us ( when we can be of service.

Blog coming soon….

We are adding a blog to our website so that we can quickly post news about Catalytic Generators and ripening-related news and developments.  Check back soon!