LIMA — Midwest Spray Drying announces the company has become a part of Wannemacher Packaging Division of Wannemacher Total Logistics and will now be known as the Upper Sandusky Plant of Wannemacher Packaging.
The move is a part of Wannemacher’s consolidation of its two recently-acquired food processing and packaging facilities into its existing packaging operations.
“This move is a logical step forward as the Wannemacher Packaging Division grows its presence in our company,” said Greg Wannemacher, president of Wannemacher Total Logistics. “A little more than a year and a half ago, we purchased the Golden Heritage liquid filling plant in Van Wert and late last year, we acquired the Midwest Spray Drying plant in Upper Sandusky. For years, our company has offered our logistics customers a wide variety of packaging services, so we felt now is the right time for our latest acquisitions to be brought under the Wannemacher name.”
Spray drying is a method of producing a dry powder from a liquid or slurry by rapidly drying with a hot gas. The liquid is sprayed into a large, food-grade drying tower that dries the atomized liquid, resulting in a fine powder. The resulting powders are used in a wide variety of products including spices, flavorings, teas and even pharmaceutical ingredients.
As a part of the Wannemacher organization, the Spray Drying plant will be working toward gaining SQF Level Certification III, the gold standard of the food industry.