Lesaffre Opens New Blending Facility

Saf-Pro® Ingredients to bring complete line of baking ingredient blends to North American bakers.

With a continued focus on innovation and expansion, Lesaffre Yeast Corporation and Red Star Yeast have formally opened their new state-of-the-art baking ingredients blending facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Customers, suppliers, public officials and Lesaffre Group CEO Antoine Baule were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Ribbon Cutters L to R: Remi Rigolle, Project Mgr.; George Parry, Plant Mgr.; Antoine Baule, Lesaffre Group CEO; Brad Hart, Cedar Rapids Mayor; Tom Benner, Pres. & CEO Lesaffre Yeast Corp/Red Star Yeast; Elana Decker, Production Mgr.; Scott Olson, City Council member

The new facility continues to position Lesaffre and Red Star as a leader at providing custom solutions and clean label products to commercial bakers in North America. The plant will immediately begin producing enzyme blends, concentrates, natural mold inhibitors, and dough improvers under the Saf-Pro® ingredients brand.

Elana Decker, Production Manager, leads a tour through the facility

The Saf-Pro® line includes non-GMO and Organic solutions to satisfy the unique needs of our customers. These products will be supported by Lesaffre’s existing world-class Baking Centerfacility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and world-wide as well as Lesaffre’s experienced team of scientists and baking technicians who test and perfect each product

Tom Benner, President & CEO, Lesaffre Yeast Corp/Red Star Yeast addresses the audience of customers, suppliers, city officials and employees

Enabling the growth and profitability of our baking customers is our passion and at the core of our strategy. We are pleased to offer additional capabilities and flexibility to our clients with this important investment” said Tom Benner, President of Lesaffre Yeast Corporation. We are very proud of our teams and their accomplishment in making this facility ready for market.

Click here to read more from Tom Benner about our continuing focus on innovation and expansion to meet the changing needs of our customers. Read Q&A about the expansion.






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