Cascata Packaging, West Valley City, Utah, opened a 75,000-square-foot facility, specializing in the manufacturing of stand-up pouches. This $18 million facility features premier equipment and systems for the manufacturing of form-fill-seal spouted and tear-top pouches, namely for juices.

This plant also is said to be the largest independently owned co-packer of form-fill-seal spouted and tear-top pouches in the western United States. The state-of-the-art filling machines are supported by technologically advanced batching and pasteurization equipment as well as air-driven cooling tunnels and post-fill pasteurization systems that preserve the quality of the product and its active ingredients, color and taste.

“Although raising money for capital-intensive start-ups is typically challenging, a clear market opportunity allowed us to assemble an interesting group of investors who believe in this opportunity. I am excited to be a part of a premier operation that will not only produce quality products, but [also] create skilled manufacturing jobs in the state of Utah,” says Jeremy Andrus, co-founder and chairman. “Consumer demand for health-focused snacks and supplements packaged in stand-up pouches continues to accelerate, and Cascata is strategically positioned to capitalize on these trends.”

"We have engineered a plant and hired talent to exceed customers’ expectations by making our facility an extension of their business through transparency and openness of the manufacturing process,” adds Bryan Wright, co-founder and CEO. “The response from our customers has been overwhelming with demand exceeding our forecasts. This has prompted us to invest in additional equipment and personnel to immediately increase our packaging capacity before we have started production.”

“We thank our equity partners, lenders, suppliers and West Valley City leaders who have caught our vision to create a world-class operation,” says Lindsay Jones, co-founder and CFO. “Our partners’ continued financial support allows the company to expand and grow with current and future customer orders.”