Beverage development company Flavorman has broken ground on the site of its new beverage facility expansion in Louisville, US.
The 28,000-square-foot expansion will bring 30 new jobs to the area and enable Flavorman to attract global business to the city.
“With more than 125 food and beverage companies located regionally, businesses can take products from concept to consumer all in one place – Louisville, Kentucky – and Flavorman is a key player in that ecosystem,” said mayor Greg Fischer, who attended the ceremony.
He added: “Whether a company wants to find just the right balance of flavours to entice consumers, or someone wants to learn about the art of distilling, Flavorman is where they turn”.
The $8.5 million investment will allow Flavorman to scale up its state-of-the-art ‘Beverage Campus’ and better meet the demand for its custom beverage development services.
The new site will connect to the company’s main laboratory and, once complete, will boost production capacity, expanding its blending/canning, processing and bulk storage capabilities.
The Campus will house a fully equipped education distillery, state-of-the-art classroom, production facility with a custom bottling line, extensive sensory library and a beverage innovation laboratory.
“This expansion is an incredible opportunity for our city,” says David Dafoe, Flavorman founder and CEO. “When I started Flavorman almost 30 years ago, I did it out of a passion for the craft. I’m proud of the role Flavorman and Moonshine University continue to play in establishing Louisville as the epicentre for not just Bourbon, but the beverage industry overall.”
Construction of the campus expansion is due to be complete in autumn 2022.
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