Ankeny, Iowa will be Home of Growing Nutrition Company
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, August 30, 2006 -- Embria (tm) Health Sciences, a raw material manufacturer of science-backed natural ingredients for the human nutrition market, will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony and reception for its new corporate headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa on Friday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. Embria's $10 million building will sit on a 5.1-acre site in an industrial park east of Interstate Highway 35 located at 2105 SE Creekview Drive. Among the guests scheduled to attend are Iowa Lt. Governor Sally Pederson and Representative Carmine Boal.
Muscatine-based Stanley Consultants designed the 36,000-square-foot building that will house both Embria's manufacturing facilities and company office space. Construction is scheduled to be completed by July 2007. Embria's expansion is timely, as the company has quadrupled its staff since the first of the year and plans to hire a minimum of 10 additional people throughout the course of the next calendar year.
"This groundbreaking ceremony commemorates a new chapter in not only Embria's history, but Iowa's economic history as well," said Embria president, Paul Faganel. "We feel that our presence in Ankeny is a step in the right direction toward elevating Iowa as a welcoming place for health science organizations to operate and thrive."
Embria's company leadership is currently based in Cedar Rapids in the same facility as its parent company, Diamond V (R) Mills, Inc., a world leader in the agricultural animal nutrition industry that was founded in Iowa in 1943. Throughout the decision-making and planning processes of this project, Embria worked closely with the Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED) and the City of Ankeny to finalize the details.
Established in 2005, Embria Health Sciences, www.embriahealth.com, combines science and nature to bring high-quality, research-based natural ingredients to the global human nutrition market. Embria's key products are manufactured using a proprietary technology,
MetaGen4 (tm), which produces vital metabolites that deliver nutritional benefits and support increased bioavailability. Embria holds Nutrition Business Journal's 2005 product merit award for its selenium ingredient, eXselen (R) and recently launched EpiCor (tm), the first ingredient in a new category of the immune health market.
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