Berner Food & Beverage LLC, a private label and contract manufacturing supplier of food and beverage products, hosted a ribbon cutting event last week, marking the official opening of its newly expanded manufacturing facility in Dakota, Illinois.

The state-of-the-art facility triples Berner's manufacturing space and offers the company's customers additional production capabilities.

"We have not only tripled our manufacturing footprint with this expanded facility, we have increases our most important asset, our employees," says Kurt Seagrist, Berner CEO. "WE have been able to grow from 355 employees, adding over 200 jobs in our local area, and we're still continuing to encourage job creation in our area."

New and improved quality standards have been implemented and service support teams expanded so that Berner exceeds customer expectations. Updated equipment has also been added to existing lines that allow all of Berner's team to utilize the latest retort technology and manufacturing equipment.