The Korte Company partnered with Trouw Nutrition to deliver a 23,800-square-foot Design-Build addition to its existing pilot facility at their Highland, Illinois location.
The original building was also constructed by The Korte Company and was completed in 2003.
The state-of-the-art Blending Innovation Center increases Trouw’s Highland campus, which includes a premix plant, a warehouse and two office buildings.
Named the Blending Innovation Center, the expansion enables Trouw Nutrition to bring in additional business opportunities. Trouw Nutrition worked diligently with its partners to identify consumer requirements and ascertain what capabilities the plant needed to meet those ever-growing needs.
“This is a very exciting day for the Trouw Nutrition Companion Animal Division,” said Terri Boeser, general manager of Trouw Nutrition’s U.S. Companion Animal Division. “We are proud to partner with The Korte Company and to begin construction of our new Blending Innovation Center. The Blending Innovation Center will not only bring new opportunities to the pet food industry, but also to the Highland area, where we will expand our footprint and bring new jobs to the area.”