Beverage ingredient companies invest to expand product offerings
May 16, 2014
Frutarom Switzerland Ltd.’s Health Business Unit announced its expansion into the omega-3 market with a line of high-quality and deodorized DHA and EPA marine-sourced omega-3 ingredients designed for a variety of food and beverage applications and dietary supplements.
Eugene, Ore., facility includes sustainable equipment, hop filter
April 4, 2014
After three years of planning, Ninkasi Brewing Co. opened its expanded Eugene, Ore., brewery and brewed its first batch of beer in the facility in late March. The brewery worked with ecoReal Solutions, Portland, Ore., to add numerous sustainability features to the brewery, setting it on the path to reach Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the company says.
Accumulating 130 additional SKUs within the last five years to reach nearly 500 total SKUs, Beverage Industry Bottler of the Year Swire Coca-Cola USA was pressed to find a warehousing solution to accommodate this proliferation.
Synergy Flavors formally opened its new headquarters in Wauconda, Ill., on Oct. 4. President and Chief Executive Officer Roderick W. Sowders, who officiated at the opening ceremony, explained that the company’s investment in the facility was needed to support its customers and continued growth.
Flavorchem Corp. opened a new LEED-certified liquid production facility at its headquarters in Downers Grove, Ill. With the new 44,000-square-foot facility, Flavorchem’s facilities now total 215,000 square feet. In addition to its state-of-the-art production facility, Flavorchem now has a larger, more dedicated area for its quality control and regulatory departments as well as a better-equipped training facility for its employees, the company says.
As Kermit the Frog once sang, “It’s not easy being green.” Although he was not referring to environmental friendliness, being green is not any easier when Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is the goal.
Attaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is a goal for most owners facing a major construction project. An internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED advances sustainable building and development practices through a rating system that recognizes strategies for environmental and sustainable performance. For food and beverage facilities, however, LEED certification presents challenges.