The state-of-the-art processing center is scheduled to be fully operational by the second quarter of 2017. Kurt Seagrist, Chief Executive Officer, Berner Food and Beverage LLC said, “This is a very exciting time for Berner Foods. This plant expansion is going to triple our footprint and allow us to better serve our customer partners and all of their private label and contract manufacturing needs. The improvements we have been making are driven by the new strategic direction underway since our acquisition by Peak Rock Capital. Berner has always been a family-owned company supplying the industry with quality products."

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The current plant expansion project will allow additional beverage manufacturing capabilities and further expand the footprint of their retorted beverage lines in the new 290,000 square foot facility. Kurt Seagrist, Chief Executive Officer, Berner Food and Beverage LLC said, “I am happy to share that as our plant expansion nears completion, we are letting our customers know that we will have an increased footprint in retort can and glass beverage capabilities. Our new state-of-the-art facility is SQF Level III certified and offers processing capabilities to deliver a larger variety of RTD beverages.”

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Berner Food and Beverage has expanded its ready-to-drink beverage manufacturing capabilities with an investment of over $100m, adding 200,000 additional square feet to its production warehouse in Dakota, Illinois.

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Dakota-based Berner Food and Beverage is adding a Rockford location to its free employee transportation system. The hope is that it can help fill some of the 75 to 100 open jobs Berner has at any given time, said Jody Gowin, Berner’s human resources director.

“As we grow, our job base comes from a wider radius,” she said. “We also need to get more employees from the Rockford area simply because we’re always hiring.”

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The Illinois dairy processor tripled its facility to 290,000 square feet. It uses the retort process to manufacture beverages and cheeses.

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NACS SHOW 2017 - Convenience Store Trade Show

October 17, 2017

McCormick Place - Chicago, IL

The convenience and fuel retailing industry's premier event, attracting more than 23000 people from around the globe.
Booth #2727



PLMA 2017 - Private Label Trade Show

November 12, 2017

Rosemont Convention Center - Chicago, IL

PLMA’s annual trade show has been the industry event of the year, where retailers and wholesalers source for their private label programs.
Booth #F4305 (New location: upstairs)