2013-01-11 19:46:28 -
BEDFORD PARK, Ill., January 11, 2013 - Today, Ingredion Incorporated
(NYSE:INGR), a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified
industries, celebrated the official opening of the new dry-starch production
facility at the Company's manufacturing plant in Bedford Park, Ill. Company
executives were joined in a ribbon-cutting ceremony by: Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn;
Adam Pollet, Acting Director, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic
Development; Bedford Park President David Brady; and Summit Mayor Joseph
"This expansion represents another significant investment in our Bedford Park
plant, the largest in our global manufacturing network. It is part of our
overall strategic plan to build on our strengths, capture opportunities and
expand our capabilities," Ilene Gordon, Ingredion chairman, president and CEO,
told the visitors.
"We have been operating here for over 100 years and we are
proud of our
history. Over the past ten years alone, we have invested millions of dollars to
expand and improve our operations here," added Jack Fortnum, Ingredion's
executive vice president and president, North America.
"Ingredion has been an integral part of our state's economy for more than a
century, and their decision to build this state-of-state-art addition to the
Bedford Park plant is a testament to our state's strong position in the global
marketplace," Governor Quinn said. "We want to create new jobs by doubling our
state's exports by 2020, and Ingredion's commitment to Illinois will help us
achieve that goal together."
Starch ingredients for the food industry will be made at the new facility.
Today, over 600 full-time employees work at Ingredion's Bedford Park plant,
which has been operating since 1910.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE:INGR) is a leading global ingredients solutions
provider specializing in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutrition
ingredients. With customers in more than 40 countries, Ingredion, formerly Corn
Products International, Inc. serves approximately 60 diverse sectors in food,
beverage, brewing, pharmaceuticals and other industries. For more information,
Investors: Aaron Hoffman, 708-551-2592
Media: Claire Regan, 708-551-2602
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