“We are thrilled to be part of a new legacy at this site where Mincey Marble successfully grew from a small family business into a major manufacturer,” Apotheca CEO Mike Evans said in a news release issued Tuesday, July 16, by Iowa-based Apotheca and Mincey.
“We have certainly enjoyed working with the Minceys from our initial due diligence to final closing of the property sale,” he added.
Evans said Apotheca had outgrown its production facility on Centennial Circle in Gainesville and was pleased to find a larger facility that could be modified rather than having to build a new plant.
Founded in 1987, the company specializes in homeopathic, nutritional vitamin supplements.
The company says its production process involves extracting oil from plants with a dilution process that primarily involves purified water.
“The new production facility will have an in-house lab equipped with high-tech analytical equipment and staffed by Ph.D. specialists,” the release states.
“We wish all the best for Apotheca in their new location,” Mincey president and CEO Donna Mincey said. “That site holds many good memories for our family and company, and we know Apotheca will find success there.”
Mincey was based there for 40 years before moving production last year to 1940 New Harvest Road in the Gainesville Business Park, which is off Calvary Church Road. Corporate offices recently moved from the Browns Bridge Road plant to the new building.
The company had gotten the Hall County Board of Commissioners’ OK in 2016 to expand operations off Browns Bridge Road, but then decided in 2017 to build the new plant.