MONTREAL — Yeast-based ingredient producer Lallemand is expanding its position in the North American market with the acquisition and transformation of a new production site in Cornwall, Ont.

Production at the yeast extraction facility has begun following more than a year of refurbishment and investment in new equipment.

Cornwall’s location just north of Canada’s border with the United States will allow for quick customer response and makes more products available within the NAFTA/U.S.M.C.A. trade agreements for savory and fermentation customers, Lallemand said.