About Us

Mission Statement: It is our commitment to exceed expectations and deliver a quality customized product at a competitive price.

Who Are We?

Natural Enrichment Industries (NEI) was founded by Emily M. Kuzma in December, 2000.  Located in the small Southern Illinois town of Sesser, Emily’s desire was to provide employment to the unstable economy of Southern Illinois as well as providing a healthy ingredient to consumers.  Emily, along with her husband Bill, invested time and infused capital to build a growing manufacturing company.  Starting with only five employees in 2000 and zero pounds of production of Tricalcium Phosphate (TCP) the company grew to 28 employees and was manufacturing over 14,000,000 pounds of TCP in 2008.

In 2007, Emily purchased the former Orpack Stone manufacturing plant/warehouse in Herrin, Illinois, a mere 22 miles from the Sesser plant.  Purchasing the 130,000 square feet Herrin facility allowed NEI room for expansion. The new plant provides 12 shipping and receiving docks, tanker loading facilities, and the capabilities to warehouse product for customers. NEI’s Herrin facility utilizes 75,000 square feet as a warehouse to provide customers the guarantee program of having material available when needed. After renovating the plant, building offices and painting the facility, the corporate offices and finishing line were moved to the Herrin facility in September, 2009.  The facility in Sesser remains as the manufacturing plant. NEI continues to grow their production and employee base.

What Do We Do?

Natural Enrichment Industries (NEI) manufacturers a high quality food grade Tricalcium Phosphate (TCP).  Our raw materials are all US sourced.  The applications of TCP include, but are not limited to:  Calcium/phosphorus fortification, anti-caking agent, clouding agent, flow agent, leavening agent, binding agent, buffering agent, releasing agent, and coloring agent in ceramic.  See our “Applications” page for additional information and examples.

What Makes Us Different?

Natural Enrichment Industries (NEI), a manufacturer of US produced TCP, does not believe in taking the “cookie cutter” approach.  All customers are different with individual requirements.  NEI will review your specification and produce a product to meet your requirements.  We dedicate ourselves to providing superior customer service before and after the sale.  Our employees take great pride in the TCP they produce and are committed to our clientele.

Where Are We?

Natural Enrichment Industries (NEI) has two facilities in beautiful Southern Illinois.  Our manufacturing plant is in Sesser, Illinois and our corporate offices/processing plant is in Herrin, Illinois.  Our Herrin plant is 118 miles southeast of St. Louis, North of Marion, Illinois and South of Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

When Are We Open?

Our corporate office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time.  Shipping and Receiving hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Why We Do What We Do?

Natural Enrichment Industries (NEI) wants to provide employment in Southern Illinois along with providing a healthy product for consumers.  NEI is also dedicated to the children and adults in developing countries by providing nutrients for healthy lifestyles. Our vision for the future is to continue to make a difference by providing a quality product, increase employment and to give back to society.  For further details refer to NEI’s “Ethical Consumerism” page.