Fortitech Acquires Ashlands Premix Business
SCHENECTADY, N.Y.Fortitech Inc. signed an agreement to acquire Ashland Distribution Co.s nutritional premix blending business. Ashland will transfer its nutritional premix manufacturing business to Fortitech, which will take over operations from the existing facility in Fontana, Calif. Closing is expected to take place by September.
The acquisition of Ashlands premix business marks a milestone for Fortitechs expansion efforts in North America, said Walter Borisenok, president of Fortitech. It amplifies Fortitechs capabilities, providing us with a manufacturing, sales and distribution center on the West Coast that allows for greater operational efficiencies and enhanced customer support. As a result, customers will benefit from improved service, flexible batch sizes and timely delivery.
In other news from Fortitech, the company launched FortiSource, a comprehensive online research and product development resource. As part of the company Web site (www.fortitech.com), FortiSource offers access to full nutrient monographs, professional briefs on health conditions and diseases, and expanded information on interactions and depletions between nutrients. In addition, FortiSource also features current news on health trends and recent clinical research. Access is free.