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.

Also in attendance were the board of directors of Synergy’s Irish parent company, Carbery Group, as well as Wauconda Mayor Frank A. Bart and Aidan Cronin, consul general for Ireland.

The 15-acre campus houses Synergy’s 145,000-square-foot facility, which was built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. The flavor development portion of the facility houses flavor and application labs, a demo kitchen, sensory testing labs, and analytical and pilot plant facilities. The new facility also increases the company’s manufacturing space, allowing for the addition of new automation to improve liquid processing and packaging efficiencies as well as new proprietary processes for liquid manufacturing.

Synergy Flavors Inc., 1500 Synergy Drive, Wauconda, Ill., 60084; 847/487-1011;