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MGP Ingredients Plans Atchison, Kansas, Protein Extrusion Plant

MGP Ingredients, Inc., a leading provider of specialty proteins and starches, will build a technologically advanced extrusion plant adjacent to the company's existing plant in Atchison, Kansas.

The location will help the company meet the growing demand for its ProTerra product line, while giving it more control over the manufacturing process. Construction on the $16.7 million facility will begin this summer and be completed by the end of 2023.

"Achieving in-house production of our ProTerra line of products is a meaningful investment amid growing demand and increasing outsourcing costs," said MGP CEO Dave Colo.

The extrusion plant is expected to produce up to 10 million pounds of ProTerra per year.

"Building this new extrusion plant gives MGP the capacity and flexibility required to continue to meet the growing demand for our ProTerra line of texturized proteins," said Michael Buttshaw, MGP's Vice President of Ingredient Solutions Sales and R&D. "By transitioning the manufacturing process in-house, we reduce lead times related to co-packer scheduling issues, increase flexibility related to R&D projects and enhance our ability to effectively commercialize new products."

MGP Ingredients is a leading producer of premium distilled spirits, branded spirits, and food ingredient solutions. Since 1941, we have combined our expertise and energy aimed at formulating excellence, bringing product ideas to life collaboratively with our customers.

As one of the largest distillers in the U.S., MGP's offerings include bourbon and rye whiskeys, gins, and vodkas, which are created at the intersection of science and imagination, for customers of all sizes, from crafts to multinational brands. With U.S. distilleries in Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas, and Washington D.C., and bottling operations in Missouri, Ohio, and Northern Ireland, MGP has the infrastructure and expertise to create on any scale.

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