Inclusion Technologies to locate in Atchison

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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 5:42 pm | Updated: 6:05 pm, Thu Aug 21, 2014.

Inclusion Technologies LLC and Atchison, Kan., officials announced the company’s plans Thursday to locate its headquarters and manufacturing facility in the city.

Starting later this summer, Inclusion will produce food ingredient products for the industrial market. The list includes a line of nut-free ingredients and other customized inclusions — that is, snack foods — clusters, nut replacers and nut extenders.

The manufacturing will occur in a 30,000-square-foot nut-free facility at 1145 Main St. in Atchison — the site of the former Anacon Foods Co.

Inclusion purchased Anacon’s assets, with the company anticipating the hiring of 17 employees for the next five years. Continued capital investments in the facility also are planned.

Future plans include expanding capabilities to include product coating, panning, enrobing and additional clustering.

“The plant, processes and diverse product technologies offer our business a very strong platform,” said Christopher Jansen, Inclusion’s president.

As part of a joint statement, a city official welcomed Inclusion to the community.

“Through our partnership with the Kansas Department of Commerce, we were able to offer a strong incentive package and enable the company to make the decision,” said Stefanie Leif, Atchison’s community development director.

Kansas Department of Commerce Secretary Pat George said the investment helps solidify the food processing sector.

“As this industry continues its rapid development in our state, companies such as Inclusion are contributing to our robust economic growth,” Mr. George said.

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