REDLANDS, CALIF. — Maverik Oils, L.L.C., based in Redlands, has begun construction on a new facility in Crossville, Tenn., that will allow the company to better serve customers in the East.

The 15,000-square-foot building will include three offices, a conference room, manufacturing and storage area. A planned second phase of the building would add another 30,000 square feet. The second phase includes a laboratory.

“Crossville’s location off of Highway 40 and within an hour’s drive of two major cities — Nashville and Knoxville — is a great location,” said Chase Newman-Brewer, president and managing partner of Maverik Oils. “In addition, Tennessee is within a day’s drive of over half the U.S. states and will be a great resource for baking, snack and pet food manufacturers in the Southeast U.S.”

Maverik Oils specializes in food-grade baking oils and release agents. The plant will manufacture a full line of baking and snack release agents, including trough grease, pan oil, divider oil, slicer oil and custom blends. An oil tank storage area and a packing area will be for oils sourced from soybean, canola, sunflower, safflower, coconut, almond, olive and palm.

Mr. Newman-Brewer said the Crossville plant will be a replica of the company’s plant in California with the addition of a larger space and storage area for other possible baking oils and ingredients for Maverik Oils to distribute.