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Allied Blending & Ingredients, Inc. established a specialty research lab in Building I of BioResearch and Development Growth (BRDG) Park at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis. The lab, which will be completed in May, will focus on product development research and testing on formulations for processed cheese. It will be Allied Blending’s first satellite location in St. Louis. The company also has laboratories for its tortilla blends and concentrates division in Los Angeles, Calif.; bakery research in Keokuk, Iowa; and manufacturing facilities in three states, including its Keokuk, Iowa, headquarters.
“Plant-based products comprise many key components of our ingredient formulas for processed cheese, so it makes sense for us to be located in St. Louis at the world center of cutting-edge plant science research and technology,” says John Fannon, vice president of technical services. “We look forward to expanding our opportunities to establish new relationships in such a vibrant atmosphere.”
The addition of Allied Blending complements BRDG Park’s increasingly diversified tenant mix and reinforces the opportunities available to large companies involved in agricultural products and technologies that want to take advantage of the connections available to them through BRDG Park and the Danforth Plant Science Center. “BRDG Park enjoys a strong sense of community with an array of companies representing a diversity of commercialization opportunities in the plant and life science industry. We are pleased that Allied Blending is adding to the varied range of tenants in Building I,” says Sam Fiorello, president of BRDG Park.
Allied Blending is a multi-dimensional manufacturer of a wide range of value-added food blends and ingredients sold to food companies worldwide.
About BRDG Park at the Danforth Center
BioResearch & Development Growth (BRDG) Park at the Danforth Plant Science Center helps life science companies bridge research, resources and relationships to achieve commercial success. Building I, which opened in June 2009, is a LEED Gold facility featuring world-class wet laboratories, office space and on-site workforce development and training. BRDG Park’s location on the campus of Danforth Center facilitates access to the intellectual capital of top scientists, as well as to greenhouse, growth chambers, microscopy and proteomics facilities and other vital resources. BRDG Park, which will include three buildings and 450,000 sq. ft., is being developed by Wexford Science+Technology LLC, a privately-held real estate developer and investment company based in Baltimore, Md., that specializes in major university facilities and science research parks in eight major markets.
For more information, go to www.BRDG-Park.com.