Milwaukee-based American Pasteurization Co. (APC) announced that it will open a second facility in Sacramento, Calif., in December 2012. The new 41,000-square-foot facility will allow APC to accommodate rising demand for its full-service food testing, pasteurization, packaging and logistics solutions among food manufacturers across the country, specifically those on the West Coast.

The new APC facility will be located at 2335 Del Monte Street, West Sacramento, and can accommodate up to five HPP production lines.

The facility will be leased from Tony’s Fine Foods, a Sacramento, Calif.-based strategic partner that will be providing transportation and logistics support to APC customers, as part of APC’s unique “one-stop” service model.

APC is also working with the National Food Lab, a Livermore, Calif., consulting firm that helps customers develop, test and utilize HPP technology for a wide variety of food products.

“With this expansion, we look forward to making HPP technology more available and accessible for companies looking to offer their customers fresh and safe, clean-label products,” says Justin Segel, chief executive officer. “We guide our clients through every step of the process, from testing to shipping, making it simple and cost-effective for them to offer fresh food, free of preservatives.”