NLI Expands Production Capacity to Meet Client Demand

Second Manufacturing Facility Increases Capacity By Over 80%

Missoula, Montana - November 15, 2004 - Nutritional Laboratories International, Inc. (NLI), a leading formulator and manufacturer of nutritional supplements and provider of strategic product development services to its customers, has announced an expansion of its production capacity as it brings on-line a second manufacturing facility in the Missoula, Montana area. The new facility provides NLI with over 90,000 sq. ft. of contract manufacturing, laboratory and administrative offices representing an eighty percent increase in manufacturing capacity, with opportunity for future development on the 20 acre site to support continuing expansion.

The second facility's production capabilities include blending, encapsulation and packaging and NLI's management continues to strategically plan future expansion of facilities and operational capabilities. "This expansion is needed as a direct result of increased demand from current clients for high quality manufacturing and lab services that can meet the proposed GMP’s for Dietary Supplements," commented Terry Benishek, NLI president.

"Our current quality systems are at the highest level, exceeding the anticipated requirements for supplement GMP's", added Ned Becker, VP of Sales & Marketing. "NLI for years has been committed to producing to these highest standards. As our client's growth and ongoing service needs expand, we are expanding both our personnel and systems to support our interactive client process to design, formulate and manufacture products that provide our customers with every market advantage possible.”

NLI’s unique process ensures the delivery of consistent, high quality products utilizing disciplined process control and sophisticated quality assurance practices, ensuring product specifications are met through extensive in-house analytical testing capabilities and ensuring products are cost-effective through strategic sourcing and operational efficiencies. Becker concluded, “NLI’s fully integrated service approach encompasses product development, laboratory testing, manufacturing and strategic sourcing to support our clients. This second facility expansion ensures that existing clients’ growth is supported and new clients benefit from our range of capabilities as they seek to become industry leaders and commit to meeting the new proposed GMP’s."

About Nutritional Laboratories International, Inc. (NLI):
NLI, based in Missoula, Montana, is a full-service contract manufacturer of custom formulations for the Dietary Supplement industry and provides strategic product development and manufacturing services through a collaborative process with its clients. This interactive process facilitates product design and formulation, ingredient and specification determination, and anticipates and plans for engineering, labels, quality assurance - essentially a virtual manufacturing organization for clients approaching new or expanding markets and channels.

The company currently employs 175 skilled people, in two state-of-the-art, GMP compliant manufacturing facilities. The company’s core competencies include Encapsulation, Tableting, Tablet Coating, and bottle packaging/labeling in both full turnkey and/or toll processing options. The fully integrated operation offers a suite of value-added services including product development and formulation, extensive analytical and microbiology testing capabilities, quality control and assurance and strategic sourcing.

The company's vision:
NLI’s vision is to be the number one fully integrated client-driven manufacturing and laboratory services company in the Dietary Supplement Industry.

For more information about NLI, please see the website at .

Ned Becker, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing
Nutritional Laboratories International, Inc.
Phone: 406-273-5493
Fax: 406-273-5498
[email protected]

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