DED Announces St Joseph Investment

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has announced a new investment in St Joseph. Cereal Ingredients has announced an intent to build an 80,000 square foot facility in St Joseph in an effort to enhance its product line. C-I-I plans to invest $24 million dollars. More than 60 new jobs are expected to be created by the end of the 6th year of operations.

Resources including the Chapter 100 program, Missouri Works, and the Buchanan County Economic Development’s Forgivable Loan Program were involved in the project. CII’s CEO Robert Hatch expects a completion date for the project in the first quarter of 2022.

Cereal Ingredients, Inc., is a privately held, employee-owned specialty ingredients manufacturer that was established in 1990 by Robert Hatch to research, develop and market unique, new food ingredients. The company holds multiple worldwide product and process patents.

The Company produces food particulates that add flavor, texture and color to baked goods, cereals, and numerous food applications, as well as pre-blended mixes to create added flavor and swirl effects in bread products.

Cereal Ingredients, Inc. is headquartered in Leavenworth, Kansas, and has a sister food lab company location in Kansas City, Missouri. The company has 200 employees.