April 23/Kalamazoo, Mich./Press Release -- As a result of growing demand for naturally-sourced ingredients, Kalsec has expanded its manufacturing capabilities with a new finishing center for its natural spice, herb and vegetable extracts. The finishing center is named after Harry Todd in recognition of 50 years of dedicated service at Kalsec. Todd began his career in 1963 with a variety of entry level assignments, eventually progressing to his current position as vice president of manufacturing. During his tenure at Kalsec, Todd completed his education with a degree in industrial engineering and a minor in chemistry. He also served in the Active Marine Corp Reserves.

“We look forward to supplying our customers from this state-of-the-art facility, and to honoring Harry Todd, who models the company's long-term commitment to continuous improvement, quality and customer satisfaction,” says Dr. Scott Nykaza, Kalsec chief operating officer.

The multi-million dollar investment will provide increased flexibility and automation in the standardization and packaging of the complete line of Kalsec liquid spice, herb and vegetable extracts. Constructed almost entirely at the hands of local contractors, the finishing center includes significant resources devoted to ensuring the highest levels of product quality and food safety standards.