American Almond announces grand opening of new facility

On Thursday, June 22, American Almond along with the Barry Callebaut Group will welcome customers and the community to the grand opening of a new production facility in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

The new facility will offer key customers, such as professional and home bakers, chocolatiers, pastry chefs, and more, a wide assortment of nuts, nut pastes, natural nut butters, crunch toppings, nut flours, bake-stable fillings, marzipan, and cookie mixes. The primary products produced in Pennsauken are almonds, macaroons, nut flours and kernel paste.

This 58,140 square foot location will also bring 36 food manufacturing jobs to Pennsauken. Additionally, it will offer new opportunities for growth to both Barry Callebaut and its customers with advanced, cutting edge equipment and processes.

“We are excited to celebrate the official grand opening of the American Almond facility in Pennsauken. The site’s team members, together with the facility’s technological advancements and location, put us in a position to serve growing customer demand,” says Dave Johnson, President, Barry Callebaut, Americas. “American Almond plays a critical strategic role for Barry Callebaut and greatly expands our portfolio to include items that pair with chocolate and cocoa products.”

“As a well-known leader in Specialty foods for 100 years, we are excited to celebrate the new facility and support future product development in the nut category,” says Beau Netzer, Specialty Products General Manager for Barry Callebaut. “The investment made to move American Almond to the Pennsauken facility underscores our commitment to a broad product portfolio.”