American flavor producer FlavorSum begins expansion of Kalamazoo facility

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American flavor producer FlavorSum, a portfolio company of private equity firm Riverside Company, said that it has started construction to expand its Kalamazoo facility in Michigan by two times with the addition of 35,000sft.

With the expanded area of operation, FlavorSum expects to build out more technical capacities and resources to meet the requirements of smaller, mid-sized, and emerging food and drink businesses.

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The expanded Kalamazoo facility, along with the enlarging technical capabilities are said to be a reflection of FlavorSum’s determination to keep pace with industry-leading growth rates. Space for a pilot plant and lab in the new facility will help support initiatives like MicroThermics equipment, better processes for shipping and receiving, and greater storage capacity for products.

American flavor producer FlavorSum begins expansion of Kalamazoo facility in Michigan

American flavor producer FlavorSum begins expansion of Kalamazoo facility in Michigan. Photo courtesy of Business Wire.

FlavorSum aims to have the expanded facility fully operational in August 2023.

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Brian Briggs — FlavorSum President and CEO said: “Response to our solutions model and the growth of SME food and beverage brands led us to expand our capabilities in Kalamazoo.

“FlavorSum’s mission is to deliver the flexibility of a small supplier with the resources of a major flavor company. The additional space allows us to continue fulfilling our promise.”

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