MGP to Construct New $16M Extrusion Plant

The firm said the facility in Atchison, KS will manufacture texturized proteins sold under its ProTerra brand.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

February 22, 2022

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A sign outside of a facility occupied by MGP Ingredients, Inc., also known as Midwest Grain Products, in Indiana. Representative image.Image courtesy of Kristoffer Tripplaar / Alamy Stock Photo

Proteins and starches supplier MGP Ingredients announced plans Tuesday to construct a $16.7 million extrusion plant next to its existing production facility in Atchison, KS. The new asset will produce an estimated 10 million lb/yr of texturized proteins sold under the company’s ProTerra brand.

“Building this new extrusion plant gives MGP the capacity and flexibility to continue to meet the growing demand for our Proterra line of texturized proteins,” Michael Buttshaw, vice president of Ingredient Solutions sales and R&D, said in a company release. “By transitioning the manufacturing process in-house, we reduce lead times related to co-packer scheduling issues, increase flexibility related to R&D projects, and enhance our ability to effectively commercialize new products.”

The company said it currently utilizes co-packers to produce its ProTerra products .

“Achieving in-house production of our ProTerra line of products is a meaningful investment amid growing demand and increasing outsourcing costs,” stated MGP’s chief executive officer, Dave Colo.

Operations are expected to start at the new extrusion facility in late 2023.

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