Gummy facility expansion will double production capacity
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2022
(Green Bay, Wis.) Just two years after opening a new Gummy facility in Green Bay, Nature’s Way is planning a major expansion of the facility. Nature’s Way, with corporate headquarters and production facilities in Green Bay, is considered a pioneer in the health industry and is a leading manufacturer of high-quality supplements.
A 116,000 square foot addition to Nature’s Way’s existing 80,000 sq. foot, high-tech Gummy facility will begin early this summer. The addition, which will provide manufacturing, packaging and warehouse capacity, is expected to be complete in late Q3 of 2023.
“The demand for Gummies skyrocketed during the pandemic as people looked for ways to stay healthy,” explained Nicole Polarek, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Nature’s Way. “The trend is showing no signs of slowing down so we are ramping up to continue to meet consumer demand.”
In the two years since opening its Gummy facility, Nature’s Way has produced over one billion high quality Gummies for the consumer market. “That is an incredible number, and it exceeded our projections,” added Polarek. “We could not have done it without our dedicated and talented workforce. I have to thank them for continuing their focus on producing great tasting Gummies that help people live healthy lives.”
To support the expansion, the hiring of an additional 25-30 employees has already begun and is expected to continue throughout 2022 and 2023. Currently, Nature’s Way employs approximately 700 people.
This latest expansion is part of a major, ongoing investment initiative for Nature’s Way’s Green Bay Campus. During the past four years, more than $75 million has been invested into people, processes and facilities; including a new corporate headquarters, an upgraded office facility and a Gummy facility. As Nature’s Way expands its Green Bay campus, its manufacturing facility on Challenger Drive also continues to hire as it produces the firm’s other lines of high-quality supplements.
Polarek summed up the efforts by stating, “We’re excited about this latest investment and the positive impact it will have on our employees, the community and consumers.”