FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Parker Products, provider of inclusions and specialty ingredients for the food and beverage industry, is opening its new manufacturing facility in Fort Worth on April 18. The company first broke ground on the project in December 2016.

Parker’s new 90,000-square-foot facility has three times the capacity of the company’s previous location, which “allows for new processes to maintain the quality Parker Products is known for while further improving efficiency,” the company said. The facility includes production lines that provide real-time quality control checks and overall equipment effectiveness feedback digitally as well as production rooms with separate air handling systems to prevent cross contamination.

“Along with quality, top priorities for our new facility were efficiency and waste reduction,” said Greg Hodder, president of Parker Products. “I’m proud to say that the new location features many green initiatives.”

Parker’s new facility features several eco-friendly aspects, including LED light systems with motion control, stainless insulated metal panels, an ammonia water chill system and humidity control.

“Everyone at Parker is very excited about the opening of our new facility, and we are proud of how it has come together,” said Shon Essex, executive vice-president of Parker Products. “We began planning for the facility more than seven years ago, and no detail has been overlooked. We went above and beyond the industry standard in plant design to create a world-class facility that is second to none.”