Ab E Manufacturing: Breaks ground on headquarters, production facility

Lauren Yang

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MADISON, WIS. (May 10, 2018)Ab E Manufacturing, the commercial production arm of Ab E Discovery, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate the start of construction on its headquarters in Waterloo, Wis. Staffed by highly trained production scientists and engineers, the facility will specialize in providing manufacturing and scale-up solutions to help animal health and nutrition innovators bring bio-functional feed ingredients to market. The project is supported by both the City of Waterloo and State of Wisconsin.

“Novel discoveries require equally novel manufacturing and processing techniques, especially when it comes to bio-functional ingredients,” says Ab E Manufacturing President Eric Salm. “By making specialized processes like encapsulation more accessible, we can generate the high-quality product needed to make significant advancements in this space.”

The 25,000-square-foot building will house systems specially designed to maintain the functionality of sensitive biological ingredients throughout processing. Other features include a dedicated R&D and quality laboratory and flexible layout for introducing new processes. Ab E Manufacturing plans to offer its services to both university researchers and businesses, delivering product and helping to design processes on a variety of scales.

Specific capabilities include drying and fluid bed processing, encapsulation, egg processing, pasteurization, blending and packaging.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is supporting the project by awarding up to $250,000 in state income tax credits over the next four years. The actual amount of tax credits awarded are contingent upon the number of jobs created during that time.


Ab E Manufacturing is Ab E Discovery’s commercial production path, focused on process development and manufacturing of early stage bio-functional feed ingredients. To accelerate market entry, Ab E Manufacturing outfits forward-thinking businesses with the capacity, resources, and flexible systems needed to get from R&D to scale. Ab E Manufacturing’s production scientists integrate multiple phases of front-end development, engineering and implementing processes that ensure optimal quality and consistency throughout. For more information, visit www.abemanufacturing.com