Quality Ingredients Corporation Announces Expansion in Minnesota Food Ingredient Processing Facility
Quality Ingredients Corporation
14300 Rosemount Drive
Burnsville, MN, 55306
Press release date: April 19, 2012
Quality Ingredients Corporation is pleased to announce the planned expansion of spray dry capabilities in its Burnsville, Minnesota location through the acquisition of both equipment and expertise. Augmenting the company's existing capabilities in custom formulation, spray drying, spray chilling and dry blending will be additional tall-form spray dryers that are ideally suited to serve markets with highly-specialized toll manufacturing needs, including flavors, functional ingredients and dietary supplements.
Key to the expansion is the addition of Bob Freemore, General Programs Director to the Quality Ingredients management team. With 35 years' experience in the food and nutritional industries, Freemore's expertise will guide both the capital expansion as well as strategic growth in new markets.
"I can't say enough about our enthusiasm for this expansion," says Isabelle Day, CEO of Quality Ingredients Corporation. "Consumers increasingly demand convenient, delicious, healthy food, and our customers are focused on meeting those demands with unique new flavors and nutritional ingredients. This expansion puts us in exactly the right position to meet our customers' needs. It represents an exciting new phase for our company."
Day noted that the new dryers will also be ideal to manufacture the company's growing line of specialty cheese powders. She expects the additional dryers and related capabilities to be online by Q4, 2012.
About Quality Ingredients Corporation
Celebrating its 25th year of service to the food industry, Burnsville, Minnesota-based Quality Ingredients is a 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company leveraging expertise in drying technology to create proprietary and custom powdered ingredient systems as well as provide toll drying and blending services for food processing companies across North America and beyond. Please visit www.qic.us for more information.