The new, 2-story, 35,000 square-foot science and technology campus will provide for customer collaboration, product development, nutrition and bio-chemical research. The Roquette group family enterprise is one of the top-ranked processors of starch (NÂ° 2 in Europe and NÂ° 4 in the world), as well as being the world leader in polyols, pyrogen free raw materials and dry sugars.
The facility will also serve as a U.S. sales and client center for this France based company and includes six test kitchens / laboratories as well as a demonstration kitchen for showcasing new products and an auditorium with 56 capacity seating. The environmentally friendly design includes bio-swales, native vegetation and preserved farmland. The adjacent road improvements include a turn lane, deceleration lane, traffic lights and improved bike path.