CAROL STREAM, Ill. — Prinova, a provider of ingredients, flavors and nutrient premixes, announced the acquisition of Lakeshore Technologies. The contract manufacturer offers a variety of toll processing services, including micronizing, blending, repackaging, sifting and metal detection and removal.
As part of the Prinova family, Lakeshore brings new technologies including ceramic jet milling, hammer milling and inline blending as well as engineering and system design expertise, Primova said. In addition, there is a dedicated psyllium husk manufacturing line to service the cereal and bar industries.
Lakeshore Technologies was founded in 1997 by Ed Walczak and has grown from a small start-up operation to its current 75,000-square-foot facility. Located in Norton Shores, Mich., its ability to provide services as a contract manufacturer helps its customers reduce costs and the need for capital investments, Primova said.
"We are extremely happy to welcome Lakeshore Technologies into the Prinova family," says Don Thorp, president of Prinova. "Our objective is to seek out strategic partners who bring additional value-added services to meet the needs of our customers. This acquisition expands our capabilities, brings talented people to the organization and provides agility for our customers within the industry."
"This partnership provides Lakeshore Technologies with the investment needed to build an even more sustainable operation, hire new staff, and build upon its expertise," adds Jason Sikkenga, Prinova general manager of ingredients and particle enhancement divisions.