Blommer Chocolate soon will triple its capacity at its Campbellford, Ontario plant in Canada iin an effort to meet demand from several large, long-term supply agreements.
The company expects to complete the expansion of what is currently an 85,000-sq.-ft. plant, in the fourth quarter of this year, Blommer says.
Currently, the company uses the plant to manufacture speciality coatings, including the Vivid line of colors and flavors; yogurt and cocoa-based coatings; as well as protein-fortified products for the confectionery, snack and nutritional bar markets.
The facility, which has long embraced lean manufacturing methodology, recently was awarded the Excellence in Manufacturing Award from the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium. “We’re very proud of the achievements of the Campbellford facility,” says Rick Blommer, vice president. “Their award winning productivity levels and management style really stand out as superior. The plant has grown in volume four-fold since 2006, and the recent large supply agreements have led us to this sizable expansion.”
Blommer Chocolate Co. iis the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, with more than 600 employees and four strategically located manufacturing facilities in North America.
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