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Chicago, IL, United States, 2010/04/22 - James Garfield was elected President, half the U.S. population were farmers and France began construction of the Panama Canal.
The year was 1880 and Norwegian immigrant, Charles O. Sethness established a syrup and water flavor factory in Chicago to serve the burgeoning beverage industry. Business grew swiftly and through the decades, the company led many technological changes and expanded globally.
“One of our best-known flavor innovations is Green River, which was launched during the Prohibition era,” said Patrick Kearney, President of Sethness Greenleaf. “For many years, Green River was second only to Coca Cola in sales. To this day, we continue to produce the Green River flavor.”
Today, Sethness Greenleaf is a global company with flavor expertise in, not only beverage, but bakery, confectionery, and dairy product applications. In fact, over 40,000 flavors have been developed by Sethness Greenleaf’s flavor chemists and chefs.
“The legacy of our predecessors rings true today,” said John Smyth, the Company’s General Manager. “Product excellence and responsive customer service is our commitment.”
That hard-working Norwegian immigrant would be proud.
About Sethness Greenleaf, Inc.
Established in Chicago in 1880, Sethness Greenleaf (sethnessgreenleaf.com) was formed to meet the flavor needs of the burgeoning food and beverage industry. By providing innovation, product excellence, responsive customer service and reliable delivery at affordable prices, the company has become the trusted partner of major food and beverage concerns all over the world.
Meet Eric Huss of Sethness Greenleaf at Northeast IFT Supplier’s Night on May 19, 2010.
DCU Center, Worcester, MA.