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Essentia Protein Solutions Announces Plans for Expansion


Ankeny, IA – Essentia Protein Solutions is announcing plans to build a new broth manufacturing plant near Dalton, GA.  The greenfield plant will process USDA-inspected, refrigerated raw material to produce food-grade stocks, broths, and fats.  The new plant will increase Essentia’s capacity and capabilities for value-added, protein ingredients for human food and nutrition markets. 

The project, planned for a 20-acre site, is expected to create 80 new jobs for the area.  Essentia chose Dalton for its’ new manufacturing site after a thorough review of potential sites across the Southeast US.   

“We are pleased to announce this investment to support our customers’ needs for clean-label food ingredients,” stated Corey Jansen, President & CEO of Essentia North America. “We are excited about the partnership with the city of Dalton and Whitfield County, and we look forward to many years of growth together.”

Part of The Lauridsen Group and based in Ankeny, IA, Essentia is a global leader in the production of food-grade stocks/broths and functional proteins and operates production sites all over the world.  The company’s clean label protein ingredients are naturally rich in collagen and are made with minimal processing using only heat and water. 

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About Essentia Protein Solutions
Driven to fulfill customer needs, Essentia helps improve food products across the world for both people and pets.  Using natural raw materials and innovative manufacturing processes, Essentia creates valuable protein solutions that are clean-label and free from major allergens.  With over 35 years of experience and through committed service and sustainable protein solutions, Essentia is dedicated to helping customers build a better business.  For more information, visit: