IOI Loders Croklaan, a global supplier of commodity and specialty oils and fats, will hold a grand-opening celebration for its new Creative Studio in Channahon, Ill., on Sept. 5. The event will reflect the company’s creative approach to partnering with clients at the facility to collaboratively develop solutions and accomplish product development goals using its edible oils.

“The Creative Studio is much more than yet another facility with equipment,” says marketing manager Maarten Goos. “It’s a place where partnership, creativity and unique expertise come together to create ‘big ideas.’ The grand opening is an opportunity for us to share with the industry how we will collaboratively work with our clients to help them create their next ‘big idea.’”

The event will include a tour of the newly completed facility, refreshments and a Creative Studio session led by Mindy Segal, a James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and owner of HotChocolate, a restaurant and dessert bar in Chicago.

In addition, event attendees will experience first-hand how IOI Loders Croklaan can transform its clients’ product development needs and application challenges into big ideas at its Creative Studio.