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May 12, 2020
RIBUS Inc. has joined with Innovative Proteins USA to purchase a manufacturing plant in Galesburg, Illinois, that will operate as Innovative Production USA.
Innovative Production USA will focus on high-quality ingredient manufacturing for both the food and dietary supplement industries.
The group purchased the manufacturing site in April from J. Rettenmaier USA LP. The owners expect to begin renovation and production soon.
"This new location allows us to better align our production schedules with customers' demands in a growing market," said Steve Peirce, president of RIBUS. "Through strategic initiatives like this, we can remain a leading clean-label ingredient provider and continue to offer outstanding customer service for our current and future customers."
RIBUS, founded in 1992, is a functional ingredient manufacturing company, supplying natural and organic rice-based ingredients to companies around the world. Its headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri.
"I have had a great set of life experiences, which started right here in Galesburg," said Tim Foster, president of Innovative Proteins USA. "Here I am in a position to guide this company right back to a place that meant a great deal to me—an environment where I built my life, family and career, which gave me the confidence to chase industry opportunities across the world over the past 45 years."
Innovative Proteins USA is South Dakota-based company focused on converting sustainably grown agricultural inputs into value-added, proprietary plant-based proteins and specialty ingredients.
Source: RIBUS Inc.
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