Our Story

Helping leading brands invent and improve the future of great food.


Our mission at Bluegrass is to help leading brands invent and improve the future of great food.


Customer Mindedness

  • We put our customers’ needs and goals, pressures and timetables at the center of everything we do.
  • We see satisfaction as the lowest bar – always striving to do things faster, smarter, safer and more efficiently.

Collaborative Agility

  • We are focused, fast and nimble – always as part of a larger team with shared goals.
  • We work with strategic urgency focused, not on the obstacles, but on the results that matter.

Creative Courage

  • We are brave enough to try new things.
  • We combine technical know-how with out-of-the-box thinking to find the new and the next.

Continuous Evolution

  • We are a work in progress with the humility and hunger to learn –from customers, colleagues, challenges and successes.
  • We are always seeking new knowledge, building new skills and broadening our perspectives.

Inspiring Integrity

  • We do things the right way – we don’t take shortcuts – regardless of circumstances.
  • We model best behaviors and value diverse backgrounds, experiences, styles, approaches and ideas.


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.