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Each month we highlight the newest companies that make up IFMA's diverse membership community. This month AmeriqualBCW Food Products, and elevate. joined IFMA. Read on to learn about their background and specialty.


Ameriqual is a food processing company specializing in the production, packaging, assembly and distribution of high quality shelf-stable foods, portion control and full-size offerings, to major branded food and beverage companies, food service providers and the United States Department of Defense.                  

Filling capabilities include retort (low-acid) spouted pouches, non-spouted retort pouches, retort bowls/trays. Product categories include baby food, fruit and vegetable purees, yogurt blends, sauces, soups, puddings, nut butters, processed cheeses, savory and sweet sauces, jams, jellies. Package options include cups (hot fill, liquid), form-fill-seal pouches (hot fill, liquid) and spouted pouches. Recently added aseptic processing and refrigerated yogurt products. AmeriQual Group includes AmeriQual Foods, Termo Pac, Wright Foods and Carolina Dairy.  



A fourth-generation family owned company based in Dallas, BCW Food Products is a leading manufacturer of custom mixes, bases and concentrates. With a full-service bake and analytical laboratory and two BRC AA certified facilities, BCW Food Products supports some of the largest QSR, fast casual, and baking brands in the United States with their blending requirements.                    



A company focused on creating or developing proven strategy and execution plans needed to deliver continuous performance improvement. John Flood, the founder of elevate. notes that,"37 years of making, assessing, and fixing mistakes has uniquely qualified me to bring experience and wisdom to others, allowing them to learn from and leverage my experience to propel their companies forward.” 

John Flood and elevate. have significant and proven experience to quickly evaluate and implement plans to turn around underperforming assets and businesses. Coupled with the vision to create new, high growth, high value product platforms, elevate.  drives to help others achieve continuous and sustained performance improvement.                                              

With experience managing multi-billion dollar publicly traded businesses to entrepreneurial, family owned businesses, John Flood and elevate. have the experience to maneuver through and add value to your unique business needs.