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NAI to reopen CA powder blending facility to support increased production needs

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California-based Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NAI) expects to reopen its high-volume powder blending and packaging facility located in Carlsbad in May 2024.

NAI purchased the facility in August 2021 and spent 21 months retrofitting the space with a heavy focus on efficient high-volume powder production and gusseted bag packaging.

According to NAI, the facility includes two 400 cubic foot fluidizing paddle blenders, two high-speed rotary packaging lines and gravity flow pallet racking systems and provides 67,453 square feet of conditioned manufacturing and warehouse space for raw material and finished product storage.

The facility was temporarily closed in October 2023 due to a significant reduction in customer orders, the company said, and reactivating the facility will require employee recruitment of approximately 60 people.

“Restarting our facility is a direct result of our growing capacity needs,” said Mark LeDoux, chairman and chief executive officer of NAI.

“Powder packaged delivery systems are a growing segment within our industry and this plant can provide an annual capacity of over 26 million pounds of high-quality blended powder products. NAI’s expanding manufacturing capabilities is advantageous for our customers and for our local workforce.”

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