Arcobasso Foods Manufacturing, LLC, a leading producer of specialty custom dressings and sauces for a variety of customers in the food industry, has recently invested $1.5 million in a new production facility in Hazelwood in response to the company’s significant growth in the past year. Arcobasso sold more than $13 million in specialty sauces and dressings to the food industry in 2011 and will be able to serve more customers with greater options in the company's larger, SQF certified facility.
The new 60,000 square feet of commercialized space - only 3 miles from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport - will allow Arcobasso to provide more service options and swift speed-to-market capabilities with the same high-quality products they’ve been delivering since 1987.
“Today’s consumer palette is constantly changing and becoming more sophisticated,” says Pat Newsham, president of Arcobasso Foods. “Food companies must adapt to the individual needs of their customer while maintaining a competitive price, quick turnaround and quality products. We aim to provide our customers with superior products and service, and this new facility allows us to do that in addition to offering even more options to make their product truly unique.”
The new facility brings all employees under one roof for a more efficient production process. The Food Prep rooms, where Arcobasso’s culinary staff creates their unique sauce and dressing recipes, is now three times larger, making it possible to increase production capacity by more than 17 times. Customers not only have the option to create more unique products, but they also have more choices in the packaging of their sauces and dressings, including plastic, PET, glass and portion control.
Arcobasso’s new facility offers more square feet and higher ceilings, allowing for an increase in the number of loading docks, storage space, size of the production line and mixers. Arcobasso also recently acquired Level 2 SQF Certification.
Arcobasso Foods Manufacturing, LLC, 8850 Pershall Road, Hazelwood, arcobasso.com