TIC Gums, White Marsh, Md., celebrates the opening of the Brass Mill Operations Center, located at 1311 Brass Mill Road in Belcamp, Md., and within walking distance of the company’s Richlynn Operations Center.

Company employees, local officials and industry colleagues attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 2. “TIC Gums is proud of our commitment to local growth and economic stability,” says Greg Andon, president. “We believe in supporting the U.S. markets by continuing to manufacture products domestically as we expand into international markets.”

TIC Gums now has three facilities in Maryland. The Brass Mill Operations Center is an approximately 200,000-sq.-ft. facility on 20 acres. It will initially contain warehousing to keep up with TIC Gums’ fast pace growth. Future plans for the Brass Mill Operations Center include investing in additional manufacturing capabilities to support the current production that takes place at the Richlynn Operations Center.

The Texture Innovation Center, located in White Marsh, houses the company’s technical team, which creates new technologies for the food and beverage industries. Collectively known as the Gum Gurus, this team works closely with the other locations to support the advancement of texture and stability through the use of hydrocolloid systems.