Flavorchem Corp., Downers Grove, Ill., and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., hosted Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) for a facility tour at Flavorchem along with a business leader roundtable on July 2. The group discussed the real-world impact of tax reform and other ways Congress could better serve the interests of Illinois manufacturers, workers and their families, NAM said.

During the visit, Flavorchem announced a previously undisclosed $4 million investment in new equipment made possible due to the tax reform law enacted last year. Roskam was able to view a new state-of-art spray dryer and air pollution control device while touring the facility, NAM said.

During the roundtable, company leaders thanked Roskam for his leadership on tax reform and credited the law for making it easier to purchase new equipment, NAM said.

“Rep. Roskam’s leadership on tax reform supported our long-term community-focused strategic plan of making a $4 million expansion of our production and enabled us to keep our strong commitment to meeting the highest standards of quality, safety and supply chain contingency,” said Ken Malinowski, president of Flavorchem Corp.

NAM said the discussion also focused on the importance of building on the momentum of tax reform to ensure manufacturers can continue to invest in their businesses and workers.

“Manufacturing is an integral part of the American economy, and the 6th District is home to many of our state’s manufacturing companies. Local manufacturers like Flavorchem employ nearly 600,000 people in Illinois, and their new facility in Downers Grove will provide quality jobs to many of my constituents,” Roskam said.