Columbus Foods Company produces, processes, and packages commodity vegetable oils in the United States and internationally. Its products include salad and cooking oils, solid shortening products, liquid shortening products, bakery oils, organic oils, specialty oils, lecithin, balsamic vinegar, industrial products, soap making base oils, and vegetable glycerin soap bases. The company serves commercial food processors, ink makers, diesel fuel users, soap makers, food service distributors, cooking fans, bakeries, industrial users, specialty users, and more in the retail and food service industry. Columbus Foods Company was formerly known as Columbus Packing Company. The company was founded in 1...
30 East Oakton Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Founded in 1938
Columbus Foods Meets Salami Growth with 55,000-Square-Foot Expansion of Hayward Production Facility
May 20 14
Columbus Foods Company to expand its existing Hayward, Calif., salame curing and processing facility by an additional 55,000 square feet. Set to be completed by July 2015, the new building will boast drying capacity for 23 million pounds of salame for the company, a venerable San Francisco Bay Area institution that has been bringing a passion for food and a commitment to authentic Italian culinary traditions to life for close to a century. Columbus is investing $28 million into the project, which will result in a facility with special attention paid to food safety and the brand's time-honored traditional production methods. The facility is being developed through an ongoing design-build partnership between Columbus and Stellar, a recognized industry leader in providing true turnkey, design-build solutions for the food & beverage industry. The plant will feature robotics in material handling and will have the capacity to process 250,000 pounds per day. Robotic product movement systems are being provided by VE.MA.C. Automazioni Industriali, a leading supplier of handling, robotics, and automation in the meat industry. Additionally, the salame curing rooms will be equipped with specialized air handling units provided by Frigomeccanica S.p.A. and the site and building shell are being developed by MKD Investments and Devcon Construction.