Our History

A longstanding commitment to great ingredients, leading innovation, and exceptional partnerships


Learn more about Bluegrass Ingredients, from its origins as a dairy farm deep in the rolling hill of Kentucky to its current role as a national ingredients supplier.



Billy Joe Williams and his wife, Debbie, purchase a dairy factory in Glasgow, KY. Located in the heart of Bluegrass country, they name the new company Bluegrass Dairy. With the right investors, including some long standing employees, the company begins experimenting and innovating with new powder formulations through its spray drying processes.



Bluegrass purchases a second factory in Springfield, KY. With this new location, Bluegrass significantly expands its capabilities and products to include high-end powders and more diverse ingredients.



Bluegrass is acquired by the capital investment firm Dubilier & Company. The company continues to grow and expand into new markets and develop new products.



Bluegrass expands product offerings to include fruit, citrus and plant-based powders.



Bluegrass develops and begins selling organic dairy powders.



Bluegrass responds to growing consumer demands by expanding its offering of plant-based products.



Bluegrass Dairy changes name to Bluegrass Ingredients.



Bluegrass Ingredients serves as an industry-leading powder producer and flavor innovator through its Agile Ingredient Innovation™ Model. Throughout its growth and success, it’s stayed true to its values as a family-owned company with stellar customer service and positive company culture.

Blending Tradition and Innovation

“The story of Bluegrass is the story of an unwavering commitment to great dairy flavors delivered in innovative products and formulations that meet evolving consumer demands.”

Hoyt Huffman, Chief Executive Officer

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