About Us

The Experts in Food and Chemical Distribution

In 2001 TLC Ingredients, Inc. was founded, 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 built our 40,000 square feet facility which was designed according to the best practices in the areas of Environment, Health, Safety, and Security (EHS & S). Strategically located in the Midwest, we are able to provide the most efficient logistics distribution to all of our clients across the United States.

In 2021, the warehouse was expanded to a total of 90,000 square feet of GFSI - storage space. This investment allows for state-of-the-art capabilities, including various types of segregated product storage and temperature-controlled storage. This expansion has us well-positioned to continue to meet the needs of our customers for years to come.

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

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