The town of North Judson will be home to another new business.
Kemin, a global bioscience company, will process a variety of spearmint with both flavoring and preservation properties for use in the health, food, companion animal and personal care industries.
Robert Stomp, Kemin’s Director of Operations, said they chose to house this facility in North Judson as farmers in the area have the most knowledge of mint farming. Kemin will be working with the Lambert family to grow and harvest Kemin spearmint on the Lambert family farm.
A 7,000 square foot manufacturing facility will be used to process the spearmint. Eight local residents will be employed at the business. The Starke County Council recently granted property tax phase-in for the new structure and equipment.
Kemin manufactures more than 500 specialty ingredients used by the feed and food industries and the health, nutrition and beauty markets.