Cereal Ingredients Inc., a food solutions company, has announced plans to invest with a new 80,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in St. Joseph, Missouri. The project represents $24 million in capital investment, and is expected to create 60 new jobs in the region.
“We are excited to welcome Cereal Ingredients, Inc., to the state of Missouri,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “The company’s decision to invest and create new jobs in Missouri is a testament to the hard-working men and women who call our state home. We look forward to working together as Cereal Ingredients Inc., grows and succeeds.”
Cereal Ingredients, Inc. produces food particulates that add flavor, texture and color to baked goods, cereals, and numerous food applications, as well as pre-blended mixes to create added flavor and swirl effects in bread products.
“Cereal Ingredients, Inc. is excited to open a state-of the-art food manufacturing facility in St. Joseph,” said Robert Hatch, CEO of Cereal Ingredients. “The goodwill we have built with our customers has allowed us the opportunity to expand. We appreciate all the help provided from the City of St. Joseph, Chamber of Commerce, Buchanan County, State of Missouri, Newmark Zimmer and all of the other participants who helped finalize this project. We look forward to a completion date in the first quarter of 2022.”
“We are very pleased to have Cereal Ingredients, Inc. select St. Joseph for its first expansion outside of their campus in Leavenworth, Kansas,” said R. Patt Lilly, President and CEO of the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership. “Cereal Ingredients is an established company providing innovative and quality products for the food industry. We appreciate the confidence of the company’s leadership team to select and invest in St. Joseph and create such excellent jobs.”