Welcome Dairy Holdings acquires dairy spray drying company North Star Processing

By Jim Cornall contact

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North Star is a provider of spray drying services for the food ingredient industry. Pic: Getty Images/pichet_w
North Star is a provider of spray drying services for the food ingredient industry. Pic: Getty Images/pichet_w

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Welcome Dairy Holdings, a New Heritage Capital portfolio company, has acquired North Star Processing.

Founded in 2000, North Star is a provider of spray drying services for the food ingredient industry. The acquisition further extends Welcome’s capabilities and will allow it to provide services spanning initial flavor formulation through full scale ingredient manufacturing.

Terry Schneider, president of Welcome, said, “We’re thrilled to bring spray drying capabilities in-house. We now offer the full spectrum of dairy ingredients to our customers, including dairy flavors, dry blend and spray dried dairy and non-dairy seasonings, shelf stable and refrigerated sauces, and functional cheese products. This full offering means we can better address our customers’ most important product development needs.”

Tim Nicholson, former CEO and co-owner of North Star said, “We’ve spent the last 20 years building a business that put its customers and employees first. We’re excited to have found a partner in Welcome Dairy who shares those same values and will continue to do right by our customers and employees in the future.”

Welcome Dairy Holdings represents the combined interests of Welcome Dairy, LLC and Gamay Food Ingredients, LLC, two companies that worked together for decades and officially merged in 2016. The company provides dairy and non-dairy flavors and ingredients.

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