T. Marzetti Co. has opened the Innovation Center at Green Meadows. The 45,000-s.f. state-of-the-art facility in Lewis Center, Ohio, will allow the company to expand its research and development, food safety, regulatory and quality assurance space and bring the culinary arts, food science and technology under one roof to share ideas and collaborate on new tastes and products.
The space includes features like a sensory lab where customers and associates will get an opportunity to test products in development; a bakery lab, where doughs and breads for brands like New York Bakery will undergo testing and development; the Katherine Hill Development Lab that will house all sauce and dressing product development; a culinary kitchen for putting potential new tastes and products to practical use; and a quality assurance lab for QA methods development and analytical testing.
All 55 associates initially relocating to the Innovation Center will have open workspaces to better foster collaboration and discussion, the company says.
T. Marzetti Co. is the specialty food group of the Lancaster Colony Corp. T. Marzetti produces salad dressings, fruit and vegetable dips, frozen baked goods and specialty brand items. It is the largest food and beverage company headquartered in Central Ohio.