(Beloit, WI) Spray-Tek, Inc., which is a privately-held provider of specialty ingredient processing services, has selected Beloit's Gateway Business Park as the location for its new Midwest operation. Construction activities are expected to begin in the coming months, with initial plant operations targeted for 2022. By 2024, the plant is forecasted to reach up to 75,000 SF and have 50 full-time staff. Once operational, the Beloit plant will represent Spray-Tek's third U.S. cGMP plant.
As one of the largest custom, contract providers in the U.S., Spray-Tek offers its customers a range of spray drying, blending and processing options. These options, which are utilized by leading food, health / beauty, pharmaceutical, household products and the soft chemical industries, continues to position Spray-Tek as a critical supplier and partner to customers. The company currently operates plants in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, where they have eleven (11) spray dryers producing specialty ingredients for a broad array of blue-chip customers and brands.
“As we searched for a location in the Midwest that could give our customers the biggest advantage, Beloit and Rock County stood out as the clear winner. All the folks we worked with were incredibly helpful and instrumental in making this site selection. We look forward to becoming a member of Beloit’s thriving business community", said David A. Brand, President & CEO.
In addition to increasing its geographic reach, the Beloit plant will expand Spray-Tek’s dairy based specialty ingredients and specialty infant nutrition platforms. “Getting closer to the source of our raw materials and simplifying the supply chain will be an advantage for our customers,” said Ray Rambowski, Chief Operating Officer. “Beloit will have specialized technology to support these two important platforms where we continue to see growth.”
Brokerage services for Spray-Tek were provided by Sam Badger (CBRE's Chicago Advisory & Transaction Services Group) and Scott Furmanski (CBRE's Industrial & Logistics Group).
According to James Otterstein, Rock County Economic Development Manager, "Key supply chain considerations, as well as strong value chain inputs, continue to drive strategic investment activities throughout the Janesville-Beloit MSA."