About Us

The Experts in Food and Chemical Distribution

At TLC Ingredients Inc., we are committed to serving our customers and suppliers by responsibly distributing an extensive product offering, maintaining the highest levels of customer service and food safety, and using the principles of Responsible Distribution as our guiding compass.

TLC Ingredients, Inc. is strategically located to provide the best chemical distribution service to all of our clients. With our logistical expertise, we are able to deliver the highest-quality key specialty chemical ingredients all across the United States, with our primary service area being the Upper Midwest.

TLC Ingredients, Inc. was founded in 2001, though our roots in the chemical and food ingredient distribution industry go back much farther. Founders Tommy Turriff, Pete Lorusso, and Jim Cavelle decided to start TLC Ingredients to fill a need for old-fashioned customer service. Not long after, Tom Turriff (now retired) came on board to help provide valuable guidance and years of industry experience.

In 2009, we moved to our own brand-new offices and logistics facilities in Crest Hill, IL. The new site features state-of-the-art capabilities, including various types of segregated product storage and temperature-controlled storage. Our 40,000 square feet facility was designed according to the best practices in the areas of Environment, Health, Safety, and Security (EHS & S).

TLC Ingredients Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

TLC Ingredients, Inc. is committed to responsibly distributing chemicals and food ingredients, working with our suppliers and customers to protect the environment, supporting our employees, and giving back to our community. We strive to make the right decisions so that all of us are proud of our company and the impact that we have on the world
around us.

It might seem counterintuitive that a chemical distributor promotes sustainability, but it’s really not. It is simply the right thing to do. We influence in small—yet important—ways how the products we distribute are selected and used.

As a company, we stand together in our efforts to do the right thing and demonstrate our dedication through the corporate sustainability and social responsibility elements listed below and further detailed in the attached policy:

  • Responsible Distribution

  • Sustainable Supply Chain

  • Facilities and Operations

  • Sustainable and Responsible Products

  • Waste Management, Recycling, and Packaging

  • Community Outreach