Sidney Manufacturing Plant
We at Vitalix® are excited to share some good news regarding operations at our Sidney, NE, and Quincy, WA, plants! With the increased demand we continue to see for our tubs, we’ve identified the need for increased production capabilities. In 2018 we moved our main operations to Sidney, NE and purchased a 90,000 sq. ft. warehouse/plant where we have been operating since. The new plant was more than double in size of what we were in before and has led to increased productivity and increased storage space.
With that increased productivity, it has led us to purchase an additional warehouse in Sidney, NE, to be able to keep up with the demand. This new warehouse has added an additional 50,000 sq. ft. of space which gives us a total of 140,000 sq. ft. between our manufacturing plant and warehouses.
In addition, new loading docks have been built at our Sidney, NE warehouse to help speed up the loading process for the drivers. Recently, we started construction on our new ingredient handling system to speed up our cooking process and our ability to increase the rate of production for our tubs. Construction is underway as well on installing two additional 2-million gallon tanks for molasses storage. By having these tanks, we will be able to keep more supply on hand to continue meeting the demand of our customers.
In Quincy, WA we are adding new equipment to our plant that will allow us to double our rate of production. In doubling the rate of production, we will be able to produce tubs quicker and reduce lead times for our customers. We are also starting construction on a new warehouse to help with the added demand and increased productivity. The new warehouse will be located next to the plant, and will increase our storage capacity so we are able to have more inventory on hand, ready to ship out when needed.
Our priority at Vitalix is to always put the customer first, and with all our new additions, this was our sole focus. It is with great excitement that we share this information on the current growth and expansion of Vitalix. We look forward to serving the needs of our customers for many many years to come!