Kansas City Gets New R&D Facility

DuPont Nutrition & Health has expanded its cheese R&D facility capabilities at its Kansas City metro area laboratory with the addition of several new pieces of equipment and expansion of its R&D innovation team.

DuPont Nutrition & Health serves the cheese and dairy industry with its portfolio of cultures, enzymes and tailored ingredients systems. The expansion in research and development fits into the company’s overall strategic prioritization of the cheese and dairy industry.

The Kansas facility will also be fitted out with all new equipment allowing the company to work and collaborate with its customers in a more direct and active way.

Roald Mason, DuPont Nutrition & Heath Director of dairy sales in North America says, “these improvements not only allow us to optimize our current cultures offerings and tailor them to our individual customers, but also equip us to develop new retail and finished products.”

Prior to this new investment in the plant, the DuPont team in Kansas City worked with the R&D facility in Wisconsin.

“This now makes the lab a self-sufficient operation to support our growing cultures and media product portfolio. We can now not only operate faster, but also get hands-on in most aspects of the cheese making process,”¬†said Mason.

If you are a Kansas company conducting research and development within the states, you may qualify for the Kansas and Federal R&D Tax Credit. Contact a Swanson Reed specialist for further information.

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