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.