ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Nellson, L.L.C., a full-service nutrition bar and powder provider, has secured a new site in Ontario, Calif., and will invest $40 million to $50 million to create a new production facility there. It will replace the current facility in Irwindale, Calif.
|Jamie Better, c.e.o. of Nellson|
“Our leadership team has been evaluating options for transforming our Irwindale facility into a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to better serve the rapidly evolving needs of our customers,” said Jamie Better, chief executive officer of Anaheim-based Nellson. “After months of review, we concluded this goal can be better accomplished by building an entirely new facility, rather than retrofitting the current location.
“In selecting the Ontario site, it was critically important to us that the new facility be within a short drive from the existing location as we want to retain our experienced workforce and all their bar-making expertise. Our goal is to have the new facility fully operational by the first quarter of 2018.”
The new facility will cover about 300,000 square feet and include a research and development laboratory. Segregated production lines will provide brand confidentiality, allergen control, food safety and sanitation, as well as flexible scheduling. Additional process capabilities will be available for new product formats and shapes. New packaging capabilities will support on-trend consumer demands.Kohlberg & Co., a private equity firm in Mount Kisco, N.Y., owns Nellson, which has production locations in California and Quebec.