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Grand Opening of TIC Gums China
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 14:00

Gregory Andon, TIC Gums PresidentRead the rest of this issue of the TIC Times

As I reflect on the opening of TIC Gums China, my thoughts turn to the three generations of TIC Gums' owners who came before me and how different their experiences were from my own. Our role has been to take an already very good company, an established company, and make it even better – incremental improvement. And while we like to say we live the entrepreneurial spirit, we are not entrepreneurs in the sense that we had to create something from nothing. Entrepreneurs dare to take a risk for something they believe in. Something they believe will be successful even though there is no tangible evidence to prove it will be. Just the vision of a future state that inspires progress forward.

 
Community Service: Adopt-a-Family
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 10:59

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The TIC Gums family joined together to help area families in need of holiday cheer this season. This year’s annual Adopt-a-Family program sponsored two families through the House of Ruth Maryland. The House of Ruth is one of the nation’s leading intimate partner violence centers, helping thousands of battered women and their children find the safety and security they need.

Jaclyn Jourdan 

 

 

Donna Klockeman
"Every year I am truly overwhelmed by the generosity of my fellow TIC Gums team members by what they do to help families in need during the holiday season.” “I actively work throughout the year to share with those who are in need and it brings me great joy to be a part of this program each holiday season.”

 

 

 
Getting to Know Our Technical Service Representatives
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 10:40

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Adam Bosset, Rena Arnon, Amanda Hoffman
TIC Gums takes pride in providing superior customer service and technical expertise for food and beverage product developers. Get to know the faces behind our calls and online chats.

As a technical service representative, you wear a lot of hats. Can you explain your role?

Rena Arnon: "We are often the 'first responders' when a customer contacts TIC Gums. We provide technical support, product recommendations and even help with general product development support for a wide variety of applications. Finding solutions is a team effort as we compile expertise from R&D, sales, quality, regulatory and legal to truly give our customers a customized, full-service experience. Our clients benefit greatly from the internal collaboration and expertise of each department."

What is your favorite part of the job?

Amanda Hoffman: "My favorite part of being a Technical Service Representative is getting to help so many different customers working on so many different applications! Each day, you never know if you will be working on baked goods, beverages, dairy, etc. until the phone rings or you receive a chat request."

Have you noticed any industry trends?

Adam Bosset: "As non-GMO, clean label and organic trends continue to gain international traction, we have many requests concerning reformulation and compliance challenges. Since we have such a large product portfolio we are equipped to provide a variety of texture and stability solutions to match customers' label requirements."

Resources

 
 
TIC Times Newsletter--4Q 2014
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:00

TIC Times newsletter, 4Q 2014Inside this issue:

  • Never Settle: RTD Beverages link
  • Andon: Grand Opening of TIC Gums China link
  • Video: Food R&D Roundtable--Clean Labeling link
  • Getting to Know--Rena Arnon, Adam Bosset, & Amanda Hoffman link
  • Community Service: Adopt-a-family link

 
Never Settle: RTD Beverages
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 15:50

Prevent Sedimentation in RTD Beverages with TIC Gums' Extended Portfolio

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RTD Beverages: prevent sedimentationHealth and wellness trends continue to shape the beverage category as consumer demand drives growth for nutritionally fortified products. Subsequently, product developers are challenged with creating innovative, consumer-friendly beverages that maximize nutritional value without negatively impacting sensory attributes. While delivering nutritional benefits may be the primary goal, the selection and quantity of nutritional ingredients can result in less-than-desirable texture of the end product. Hydrocolloids can be utilized in nutritional beverages to achieve ideal texture and target stability while also providing a source of soluble fiber.

 
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