Food & Drink Awards 2021

Page 14 LUX 2021 Food & Drink Awards GLCC Co. was founded by Jonathan Davis (President) in September 1996 and has perfected its substantial business by providing a unique blend of 100% juice WONFs, which are matches for expensive juice concentrates. Moreover, the company makes a wide range of wine bases for making fruit wine, encapsulated flavors designed especially for baking, and clouding agents. GLCC is a premium flavor house specializing in producing flavors, juice blends and providing its customers with R&D to create unique products. The company has many standardized products and offers its services to customize beverages to suit their individual needs. GLCC is a relatively small company employing approximately 30 people, and although its sales are primarily in the US, there is a growing export business to Canada. Moreover, products ship from British Columbia to Puerto Rico, Maine to California, South Korea, Europe, and the Caribbean. Its head office and primary production and warehouse facility (approx. 36,000 ft2) is located at 39149 W. Red Arrow Highway, Paw Paw, MI, 49079, with an additional sales office in suburban Chicago and central Florida. For GLCC, flavors are the primary focus of the company. Jonathan Davis is the President and the chief flavor chemist, and therefore the company has a technical Oct21022 GLCC Co. Best Natural Extract Beverage Flavor Company- Midwest USA orientation based on matching and developing flavors. Due to long experience and a lot of in-house talent, GLCC is exceptionally good at matching branded products and creating new beverages for the industry. Furthermore, GLCC can supply straight flavors and pre-blends for those seeking to find the most efficient and cost-effective way to blend and pack products. This means that the formulae it provides are functional and accurate. It takes on significant quality assurance responsibilities in supplying blends to customers - assuring that finished products will match approved standards. Additionally, GLCC isn’t interested in glossy brochures or any marketing shtick; its focus is to work with R&D and product development departments with its customers and shave the expense account in favor of the R&D budget. Overall, it aims to offer R&D to help identify solutions for customers with new and existing products. GLCC is continuously looking to produce new, valuable products before its customers know they need them. GLCC offers standard products to meet customers immediate needs but is always willing to work with customers who need a deep dive into developing products. The company can serve any aspect of the beverage industry and has been deemed the best in its field, slowly incorporating its products with many companies across the globe. During the outbreak of COVID-19, GLCC saw a considerable increase in demand for its wine bases and products associated with breweries. However, one of the company’s challenges because of the pandemic has been keeping supply up for the demand of products. Like most of the world, GLCC has faced many challenges getting raw ingredients in to produce the products our customers need. However, with pure drive and dedication, GLCC is ready to keep up with its customers’ needs and supply delicious and affordable flavors. Overall the goal for GLCC is to gain more success: the company has plenty of projects with various customers that they’re helping to launch. While it might not be what the consumer market sees, GLCC has had its hand in helping plenty of companies get their products from an idea to a finished product. After its recent recognition with the Southern Enterprise Awards 2021, GLCC has truly pushed through the industry, making a name for itself within its field as the best in the business.” Company Name: GLCC Co. Contact Name: Robert Leatherman Web Address: Contact Email: [email protected] GLCC Co. is a schedule C corporation incorporated in Michigan. The company is a flavor house that primarily supplies flavors to the beverage and alcohol industries and flavors for candy and baking. GLCC has been deemed the best natural extract beverage flavor company in the Midwest, and it’s no surprise when they provide a delicious blend of flavors and juice concentrates.