Balchem Corporation is expanding production at two of its animal nutrition and health plants in St. Gabriel, La., and Verona, Mo.

The St. Gabriel location is undergoing an expansion due to the growing demand for choline products. Construction plans began earlier this year and commissioning is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2011. The Verona plant expansion, scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2011, will incorporate internally developed technology that will streamline the current manufacturing process and expand the type of ingredients that can be encapsulated in support of strategic initiatives.