Explosion at Corbion Caravan Manufacturing Facility in Grandview


Explosion at Corbion Caravan Manufacturing Facility in Grandview
Caravan Ingredients Inc.
7905 Quivira Road • Kansas 66215 Lenexa
T +1 (800) 669 4092
F +1 (913) 888 4970
[email protected]
11 March 2015
Explosion at Corbion Caravan Manufacturing Facility
in Grandview, Mo.
Corbion Caravan's Grandview, Mo., manufacturing facility experienced an explosion in the early
morning hours of Wednesday March 11, 2015. The Grandview fire crew and emergency personnel
responded quickly to the fire alarm and were on the scene in minutes. Of the 15 employees working
the night shift, three were taken to the hospital for evaluation. Two have been released. We will
provide an update on the other employee as it becomes available.
The safety and well-being of our employees is our top priority. A full investigation is underway into
the cause of the explosion.
Our Grandview manufacturing facility produces dry blend ingredients and emulsifiers for sale to the
bakery and food industries.
For more information, please contact:
Press: Cheri Tabel, Manager, Communications & Media
T (913) 890 5541, email: [email protected]
Background information:
Corbion: biobased solutions, designed by science, powered by nature, and delivered through dedication.
Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides, and a leading company in
emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals and vitamins. The company delivers high performance biobased
products made from renewable resources and applied in global markets such as bakery, meat, pharmaceuticals
and medical devices, home and personal care, packaging, automotive, and coating resins. Corbion uses
knowledge, agility, and dedication to deliver on the ever-changing market demands. Corbion’s products have a
differentiating functionality in all kinds of consumer products worldwide. Through our deep bakery market
expertise we offer a broad portfolio of ingredients that deliver against our customers' food integrity and
freshness needs including functional ingredients, emulsifiers, bread mixes, specialty bases, frozen dough,
vitamin and mineral premixes, and flour enrichment. www.corbion.com

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