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Armada Nutrition Officially Opens New Utah Plant

Custom facility expands safety, quality, and capacity for sport & lifestyle nutrition industry.

SPRING HILL, TN. — Armada Nutrition, a full-service contract manufacturer specializing in ready-to-mix powder and capsule applications, celebrates the official grand opening of its second facility, a custom-built 438,000 square feet contract manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City. “This facility enhances our ability to offer the speed, service, and innovation the industry demands,” says Armada President Brent Laffey. “Supported by our parent company Nagase, this state-of-the-art facility offers unprecedented safety, quality and sustainability practices.”

Similar to Armada’s Tennessee location, Salt Lake City has received NSF and NSF for Sport certifications.

According to General Manager, Jason Young, Salt Lake City incorporates distinctive features that benefit both people and the planet.

• RedZone: a paperless quality document interface designed to eliminate the potential for human error and reduce waste

• Matcon: enclosed in-blending system that improves production efficiencies, reduces scrap, and ensures food safety

• Natural light: designed with hundreds of large skylights and windows to improve employee experience, this is unique to the construction of a manufacturing facility

The Salt Lake City facility is also equipped with innovative powder nutrient premix capabilities, a key supply chain component for many carbonated beverage products. At a time when “ready-to-drink” is driving significant growth for many sports and lifestyle nutrition brands, Armada’s duel offering of turnkey powder products and nutrient premixes allows their customers to consolidate major spends that might otherwise be fragmented. Armada’s new facility, combined with sister company Prinova’s existing footprint in the nutrient premix space, adds up to over one million square feet of premix manufacturing. Prinova President Don Thorp comments on the opening: “Now more than ever, our customers are interested in reliability, safety, and quality in their supply chain, and this new facility will allow us to continue to deliver on that expectation.”

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