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Aptean Congratulates Berner Food and Beverage’s Expanding Operation

Leading Private Label Supplier Breaks Ground on Expansion Plant

/EIN News/ -- ALPHARETTA, Ga., July 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aptean would like to congratulate Berner Food and Beverage on their recent expansion. Berner broke ground on a $70 million, 220,000 square foot facility, the largest expansion in company history. The new plant, slated for completion in November, is anticipated to bring approximately 200 new jobs to Dakota, Illinois.   

Berner CEO Kurt Seagrist says the expansion of their existing location only made sense as the local area had been good to their family-owned business. “We took a look at the surrounding areas and some of the opportunities that came with moving somewhere else. We chose to expand our current location because of our strong ties to the community.” 

Berner CIO Troy Grove is excited about the growth opportunities that lie ahead.  “In addition to giving our employees a modern, updated facility, we will be expanding our current product lines, adding new products, and growing our customer base.” 

“Aptean considers itself a strategic partner for our customers,” said Jill Smith, Aptean Senior Director of Ross ERP. “Our solutions enable companies like Berner to run more efficiently and give them the opportunity to grow. We are excited to work with them as they expand and grow their business.” 

Berner has been utilizing Aptean solutions since 2000. The Ross ERP system is used to increase operational efficiencies, help improve profitability, and streamline regulatory compliance. Aptean’s Factory MES provides a real-time framework that unites scheduling, operations, quality and maintenance. Aptean’s Event Management Framework allows the company to expand their business intelligence reporting and more tightly integrate their business applications. 

About Berner Food & Beverage, LLC

Founded in 1943, Berner is a leading manufacturer of high quality shelf-stable food products and beverages, including cheese dips, spreads, and sauces, aerosol cheese products and coffee and latte based drinks. Based outside of Chicago, the Company serves a diverse customer base of consumer packaged good companies and private label retailers from its SQF2000 Level 3, HACCP certified manufacturing facility. Visit us on the web at

About Aptean

Aptean is a leading provider of mission critical enterprise software solutions. We build and acquire industry-focused solutions to support the evolving operational needs of our customers. Our solutions help nearly 5,000 organizations stay at the forefront of their industries by enabling them to operate more efficiently, thereby ensuring higher customer satisfaction. For more information, visit

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