FORT WORTH, Texas, April 4, 2018 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Parker Products, a leading provider of inclusions and other specialty ingredients for the baking, dairy, beverage, confectionery, foodservice and RTE and snack industries, is holding a grand opening ceremony for its new manufacturing facility in Fort Worth on April 18, 2018.
"Everyone at Parker is very excited about the opening of our new facility, and we are proud of how it has come together," said Shon Essex, executive vice president. "We began planning for the facility more than seven years ago and no detail has been overlooked. We went above and beyond the industry standard in plant design to create a world-class facility that is second to none."
With three times the capacity of Parker Products’ previous location, the new 90,000-square-foot facility houses all of the company’s operations and allows for new processes to maintain the quality Parker Products is known for while further improving efficiency. For example, real-time quality control checks and overall equipment effectiveness feedback is now available digitally from the production lines. Additionally, each production room in the new facility features a separate air handling system to prevent cross contamination.
"Along with quality, top priorities for our new facility were efficiency and waste reduction," said Greg Hodder, president. "I’m proud to say that the new location features many green initiatives."
Examples of the facility’s eco-friendly features include LED light systems with motion control, stainless insulated metal panels, an ammonia water chill system and humidity control. The new facility will allow Parker Products to offer expanded capabilities.
Parker Products makes ingredients that intrigue customers. Parker offers creative inclusions, flavor systems, and grinds like agave-glazed quinoa, blueberry-rosemary fruit prep, and natural peppermint candy grinds. From baking and dairy to beverage, confectionery, and snack, Parker helps build brands across the food and beverage industry.