About Our Background
Dr. Eugene Sander entered the contract manufacturing business in 1981 with the creation of Innovative Food Processors (IFP). IFP focused on agglomeration, blending and packaging of dry food products. His wife, Dr. Pam Sander, joined the venture on the ingredient side of the business in 1983 with Zumbro, Inc. In 2000 both companies were sold.
Zumbro River Brand, Inc. (ZRB) is a contract food manufacturer producing and packaging food ingredients and finished products to customer specifications.
In 1985, ZRB, Inc. purchased the facility in Owatonna , MN . In 2002, Looking to serve markets in specialty extruded products, ZRB purchased Wenger twin screw extrusion equipment and since that time has continued to develop and produce high protein and specialty extruded snacks, cereals, and crisps.
In 2007 ZRB purchased a new facility in Albert Lea , MN to expand contract extrusion capabilities and offer custom agglomeration and packaging services.
The significant experience of our staff in the custom food processing industry is the major factor in our success. Experienced in contract food processing, product development, and quality programs, the ZRB personnel will assure that your product is manufactured and packaged to the highest standards and will maintain clear communication with you throughout the process.