Denali Ingredients is expanding its food ingredients manufacturing capabilities. The company announced it is opening a 98,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in New Berlin that will produce a new line of baked inclusions, including brownie and cheesecake pieces for application in ice cream and other sweet snacks.

The company said the expansion will double its production space and improve production flow of its current extruded doughs, bits, flakes and bark products.

“Adding a new capability — baked inclusions — expands our portfolio of products for our customers,” said Neal Glaeser, president of Denali Ingredients.

The facility will improve frozen storage capacity to provide sufficient space for expanding product offerings. It also includes modern sanitation equipment and processes, isolated production spaces and a quality control lab with updated testing equipment. The facility has several environmental impact improvements, including LED lights, high efficiency boilers, water heaters and air handling systems and a robust recycling program.

Denali Ingredients opened a research and development center three years ago to provide space for research and development and a small-scale pilot plant for product testing.

“This expansion of our portfolio, along with our emphasis on hands-on customer collaboration, provides our R.&D. team a broader platform to effectively address trends in today's complex food environment,” Glaeser said.