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Amway opens $81M plant

June 4, 2015
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A robotic arm inserts a group of Nutrilite Omega-3 soft gel bottles into a box at an Amway plant. Photo via youtube.com

Amway has opened the first phase of its new $81-million plant in the area.

Amway said today that the 317,000-square-foot facility, which is located on Spaulding Avenue, near the company’s world headquarters, will house select manufacturing operations for the company’s Nutrilite brand of vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements, sold exclusively by Amway Business Owners.

Amway officials said it will focus on products such as Nutrilite Salmon Omega-3.

Nutrition sales accounted for 43 percent of Amway’s $10.8 billion in 2014 sales.

Re-designed production

The plant has been equipped with the latest technology.

It also incorporates a “completely re-designed production process" that can yield more than 3.5-million soft gel capsules a day, making the production process “faster and more efficient than ever before,” according to George Calvert, chief supply chain and R&D officer, Amway.

The plant has the capacity to produce more than 1.3-billion soft gel capsules annually.

Manufacturing growth

The Ada facility is one of five new manufacturing facilities slated to open in 2015 for Amway, part of its ongoing $332-million manufacturing expansion.

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