DreamPak facility in New Berlin expands, plans for increased production

By Hannah Weikel - Freeman Staff

March 7, 2018

DreamPak celebrated a 10,000 square-foot facility expansion last week with a ribbon cutting. From left to right: Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow; Dan Zenner, senior financial controller for DreamPak; Tarick Gamay, vice president of sales and marketing; Wafaa Gamay, owner of DreamPak; Dr. Aly Gamay, president and owner of DreamPak; Waleed Gamay, vice president of operations; Melvin Roman, maintenance manager; Kal Loebsack, director of operations; and Mervyn Byrd, vice president of sales and leadership development for the Waukesha County Business Alliance.
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NEW BERLIN — Dream-Pak LLC has made a $3 million investment in its New Berlin facility — adding 10,000 square feet and doubling production capacity of shelf-stable beverage concentrates.

The Virginia-headquartered company manufactures concentrated liquids added into soft drinks, coffee, creamers and sports drinks. DreamPak has produced concentrates of Crush and Hawaiian Punch for the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and Equal-flavored creamers, said Waleed Gamay, vice president of operations.

With the expansion, DreamPak has enough capacity to meet production needs for the next three to five years, Gamay said. The company owns land behind the facility in New Berlin, and plans to expand more in the coming years.

“Now we have all our production consolidated under one roof,” Gamay said. “We were doing our production over at our sister company, Gamay Foods (during the expansion project). We just started running production in our own facility again.”

Gamay Foods, also located in New Berlin at S. 171 St., manufactures cheese and dairy-flavored powders, pastes and liquids.

DreamPak, founded in 2000 by Dr. Aly Gamay, is also planning to add to its approximately 50 employees with the expansion, to keep up with demand for the next several years, Gamay said.

The manufacturer started with vitamins, then moved to soft drinks, coffee and tea. Now, Gamay said, the 60,000 square-foot factory focuses heavily on sports drinks and nutrition.

A ribbon cutting was held last week for Dream-Pak’s grand reopening with Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and the company’s founder and CEO.