Balchem Corporation, a supplier of choline chloride and encapsulated nutrient protection technology, has announced plans for a new manufacturing facility in Covington, Va.

The planned expansion will more than double output capacity for the animal nutrition and health ruminant sector, focusing on its new and improved encapsulation technology. The new plant complements the 2011 expansion of Balchem's Verona, Mo. plant and will leverage breakthrough manufacturing technologies that were developed and deployed there in the summer. The improved process streamlines manufacturing and expands the type of ingredients offered.