Melaleuca Expanding – Frank VanderSloot CEO
As Melaleuca continues to expand across the globe, its manufacturing facilities are also expanding to meet the demand. Just shortly after opening its state-of-the-art, 153,000 square-foot distribution center in Idaho Falls, Melaleuca announced a similar, 222,000 square-foot facility in Knoxville, Tenn., in the fall of 2008. Melaleuca also operates a manufacturing facility in FengPu, FengXian, Shanghai, China and distribution facilities in eight other locations around the world, including China, England, Taiwan, Japan, Austrailia, Korea and Singapore.
Last month, Melaleuca announced yet another groundbreaking of a $6 million, 38,000 square-foot “powder plant” that will be responsible for manufacturing all of Melaleuca’s increasingly popular instant powder drinks.
As Melaleuca’s line of instant drinks—including Sustain Sport, Attain, Access, and Proflex–have become increasingly popular, Melaleuca CEO, Frank L. VanderSloot, announced it was time to expand the company’s facilities to meet the increased demand.
The new building, which will be located next to the new Distribution Center in Idaho Falls, will take about 12 months to complete. Over the past four years, Melaleuca has spent over 122 million in expanding its manufacturing, distribution, and corporate facilities. The demand for Melaleuca’s wellness products has continued to increase as Melaleuca has refused to participate in the “recession.”
From KPVI NBC News: “At a time when many companies are slowing down, one internationally known business is moving forward in a big way. Melaleuca announced today that it’s breaking ground on a new manufacturing building.”
“When this plant is finished, all of Melaleuca’s instant powder drinks will be made here and shipped around the world.”