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“Amerilab Technologies, Inc. – Bubbling its way to the top of the effervescent market”

US Business Executive, March 2016

Founded by Fred Wehling in 1995, Amerilab Technologies Inc. is the country’s largest contract manufacturer of effervescent tablets. Based in Plymouth, Minnesota, Amerilab serves food distributors, health and nutrition experts and pharmaceutical companies, leading the domestic market in the research, manufacturing and packaging of effervescent products…


“Minnesota Business magazine announces the best of the best”

Minnesota Business Magazine Press Release April 18, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 18, 2013) –Minnesota Business magazine is pleased to announce the companies selected for this year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For award, saluting Minnesota organizations setting the standards for employee well-being. Please visit http://bit.ly/mnbiz100best for the full list.

Now in its second year, the 100 Best awards are chosen using data gathered from an anonymous employee satisfaction survey administered by an independent research group. Only the top 100 Minnesotan companies, as judged in areas such as work environment, employee benefits, employee happiness, and leadership, are selected for inclusion in the official 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

All honorees are invited to attend the 100 Best awards event hosted by Minnesota Business on June 6 at The Depot in Minneapolis. The event will feature an evening of cocktails, conversation, and keynote speaker, David Horsager, author of The Trust Edge and an expert on trust in the business community. The top three companies in each of four categories – small (0-35), mid (36 -99), large (99 and up), and non-profit — will be also announced at the awards event.

Minnesota Business magazine is focused on surrounding small, Minnesota-based businesses and entrepreneurial efforts with events, media, and resources that inspire Minnesota’s business community. Launched in 1994 as a newsprint directory, Minnesota Business has grown into an award- winning, glossy monthly, recognized for its endeavors supporting small-to mid-size local businesses and its dedication to their growth and success. Tiger Oak Media, 900 S. Third St., Minneapolis, MN 55415, 612.548.3180, tigeroak.com


“Delivery Systems: Meeting the Challenge of Change”

Nutraceutical World July 1, 2012
Fred Wehling, president of Amerilab Technologies, Minneapolis, MN, acknowledged that entrenched consumer patterns can take time to overcome. “One of the challenges of a new delivery system is the modification of old habits, i.e., ‘popping’ a tablet or capsule as an afterthought even though the delivery system is not ideal. Another challenge is giving the consumer a reason why advanced dosage forms are more expensive. The cheapest possible way to deliver a supplement is in a compressed tablet or capsule. Unfortunately, the efficacy of the supplement compared to an effervescent delivery system is simply not comparable. Stability is always a concern and adequate studies should always be undertaken to be sure the supplement is as potent at the end of its expiration date as it is the day it was manufactured.” Read entire article…

“Delivery Systems: The Devil Is in the Details”

Nutraceutical World July 1, 2012

Single-serving effervescents and powder sachets (either packet or stick) are refreshingly different and well accepted by consumers. These two delivery systems are typically stable at room temperature, easily transportable in a pocket or purse, and can be used in a variety of beverages. While effervescents have limited applications, sachets are exceptionally adaptable and can be added to yogurts and other foods, which helps reduce flavor fatigue when faced with consuming a product that is part of a (recommended) daily routine. Read entire article…

“Minnesota Business Announces BEST 100 COMPANIES TO WORK FOR”

Minnesota Business, April 16, 2012

Congratulations to the 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR WINNERS!

The 100 Best Companies to Work For competition salutes Minnesota organizations that are setting the standard for leadership, benefits, best work environment, innovative training programs and employee happiness. In its inaugural year, the awards recognize small, mid-sized and large businesses that continue to make an impact and set the standard of excellence for others to follow. Read entire article…

“Minneapolis-based Airborne acquired by nutrition company”

StarTribune Business, April 2, 2012

Minneapolis nutritional supplement maker Airborne Inc. said Monday it has been acquired by Schiff Nutrition International for $150 million. Schiff, based in Salt Lake City, acquired all of Airborne’s stock from GF Capital Private Equity Fund in an all-cash transaction. As part of the deal, Airborne and its 32 workers will shut down Minneapolis operations, said Airborne CEO Marti Morfitt. Read entire article…

Amerilab announces 1,000 days with no lost time

8/24/2011 Plymouth, MN, Amerilab Technologies, a leading producer and developer of effervescent tablets, is proud to celebrate 1,000 days of production without an OSHA recordable safety incident resulting in lost time from work. The celebration will take place at their facility on Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Read entire press release…

“Meet the Fizz Maker”

Sioux Falls Argus Leader, May 28, 2008

A Sioux Falls native produces effervescence including new help for drinkers! Former Sioux Falls resident Fred Wehling is in the business of bubbles. His Plymouth, MN company, Amerilab Technologies Inc., draws on Wehling’s authority on all things effervescent products that get into your system through bubbles. Read entire article…

“Amerilab Technologies: Grows with a Global Market”

Nutraceuticals World, May 2008

Since its establishment in 1995, Amerilab Technologies, Plymouth, MN, has grown into a leading effervescent manufacturer. With two facilities in Minneapolis, MN, one in Las Vegas, NV, and another currently under construction in China, Amerilab produces about 400 million effervescent tablets per year, and is poised to make its presence felt in Europe, Asia and elsewhere.  Read entire article…

“Advantages of Effervescence in the Beverage Market”

Natural Products Industry Insider, June 23 2008

First, there is the issue of sustainability and environmentalism. There is growing consumer awareness of the impact their choices make on the environment. Bottled water and beverages using functional ingredients, such as vitamin waters, energy drinks and sports beverages, are increasingly popular and packaged largely in plastic bottles or aluminum cans.  Read entire article…

“Fizz Factor”

Minnesota Business Magazine, January 2007

Who knew an effervescent tablet could be worth millions? Fred Wehling, CEO of Amerilab Technologies did, and waged his nearly bankrupt company on it. Now, Amerilab is poised to shoot for a billion-dollar market with its latest remedy: a cure for the common hangover.  Read entire article…

“Exploring Alternative Delivery Systems”

Natural Products Industry Insider, Aug 16, 2004

Even as consumers become more interested in the beneficial properties of nutraceuticals, they’re looking for easier ways to consume them. Beyond just simple tablets and capsules, manufacturers are exploring new delivery methods to ensure bioavailability of efficacious quantities of the desired nutrients. Here, three industry manufacturers discuss delivery options. Read entire article…

“Key Facts About a Unique, Effective Dosage Form”

“Robert Lee, Tablets and Capsules, Aug 6, 2004

Effervescence has proved its utility as an oral delivery system in the pharmaceutical and dietary industries for decades. In Europe, effervescent dosage forms are widespread, and their use is growing in the US because they offer pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies a way to extend their market share. This article summarizes the key facts about effervescent dosage forms, their formulation, and their manufacture. Read entire article…

Amerilab Technologies, Inc. receives GMP for sport™ registration from NSF international

9/23/2008 (Minneapolis, MN) – Amerilab Technologies, Inc.®, a leader in the development and manufacture of effervescent dietary supplements, nutraceuticals and sports supplements, is pleased to announce Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Registration under the NSF International Athletic Banned Substances program, known as GMP for Sport™. Read entire article…

Amerilab Technologies, Inc. achieves NSF International good manufacturing practice (GMP) registration

4/25/2008 AMERILAB TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Achieves NSF International Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Registration Amerilab meets all NSF GMP requirements (Minneapolis, MN) – Amerilab Technologies, Inc., a leader in the development and manufacture of effervescent dietary supplements, is pleased to announce Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Registration through NSF International’s Dietary Supplement Certification program. Read entire article…


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