Zumbro River Brand (ZRB) is a contract food manufacturer – producing food ingredients and finished products to customer specifications. The company formed in 1985 and purchased a facility in Owatonna, MN. In 2006, with the help if Albert Lea Economic Development Agency (ALEDA), ZRB purchased a second facility in Albert Lea to expand their contract extrusion capabilities and offer custom agglomeration. Since then the company has expanded three times with their latest expansion to be completed in 2017. ZRB develops and supplies nutrition bar manufacturers with patented, trademarked Z-Crips® – high protein crisps that provide delicious crunch to nutrition bars. The company also focuses on extrusion of high protein cereals and snacks and agglomerates/instantizes a wide variety of powders including specialty dairy proteins and beverage mixes like cappuccinos and flavored instant teas.