Who We Are
“I hate mission statements.”
I wonder how much more productive the world would be if all the people who’ve spent thousands of hours trying to come up with their mission statement had spent the time actually designing a product or coming up with a new idea...
Look – we’re an R&D oriented flavor company. We sell products by designing flavors and juice blends that work for our customers, so these are mostly cooperative projects that hopefully make us both some money. We want to make a profit (despite the government and the economy) but our primary aim is to develop long-term relationships with our customers and not to spend much time worrying about maximizing current profit – or whether what our customers want fits within our canned “mission statement”!
GLCC Co. was founded by Jonathan Davis (President) in September 1996. The company is a schedule C corporation incorporated in Michigan. The company is a flavor house that primarily supplies flavors to the beverage and alcohol industries, although we also make flavors for candy and baking. We have a substantial business providing blends of flavors and juice concentrates, and especially 100% Juice WONFs, which are matches for expensive juice concentrates available at a significant discount. We also make a wide range of wine bases for making fruit wine, encapsulated flavors designed especially for baking, and clouding agents.
GLCC Co. is a relatively small company employing approximately 20 people. Sales are primarily in the US, although there is a growing export business to Canada. We ship product from British Columbia to Puerto Rico, Maine to California, and also to South Korea, Europe and the Caribbean. The head office and main production and warehouse facility (approx. 36,000 ft2) is located at 39149 W. Red Arrow Highway, Paw Paw, MI, 49079. There are sales offices in suburban Chicago and central Florida.
Flavors are the main focus of the company. Jonathan Davis is not only the President but also the chief flavor chemist, and the company therefore has a technical orientation based on matching and developing flavors. Due to long experience and a lot of in-house talent we are extremely good at both matching branded products and developing new beverages for the industry. We also can and do supply both straight flavors and pre-blends, seeking to find the most efficient and cost-effective way for our customers to blend and pack products. This means that formulae we provide are functional and accurate, and that we take on significant quality assurance responsibilities in supplying blends to customers and assuring that finished products which match approved standards.
We really aren’t interested in glossy brochures or any marketing shtick. Our focus is to work with R&D and product development departments with our customers, and shave the expense account in favor of the R&D budget.