Cermount™ is a brand new name for the well-established contract manufacturing division of TVS Inc., an award-winning social enterprise based in the Blue Ridge mountain town of Brevard, NC.
Cermount’s expertise is in blending, filling and packaging of dry foods and dietary supplements. Our SQF Level 3 Excellent rated manufacturing facility has produced over 200 million pounds of food products for the U.S. government alone, and served commercial customers ranging from emerging brands to leaders in their categories. Quality, service, and commitment drive our success.
All manufacturing is conducted in a custom-built 60,000 sq. ft. facility, following impeccable quality standards:
- Certified to SQF Level 3 (highest level)
- Certified to USDA 3-A Dairy Standards
- FDA Food Site License Registered
- U.S. DLA Troop Support Food Defense Compliant
- Certified Organic (USDA/CCOF)
- Certified Kosher (Orthodox Union)
- Compliant to 21 CFR 111
Contract Manufacturing – With A Mission
Cermount evolved from a now 50-year-strong social enterprise dedicated to providing evaluation, training and jobs for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. More than 80% of our direct labor workforce are individuals who would otherwise have limited options for employment. Our cycle of service continues, with the government sector food we produce feeding the hungry through USDA domestic food pantry programs and USAID international aid efforts. What better mission could we embrace than American’s with disadvantages working to feed the world!
A History of Service
With the roots of our parent organization (TVS/Transylvania Vocational Services) going all the way back to 1967, we have operated continuously and have proudly maintained our altruistic principles of serving the local community, the State of North Carolina, the USA, and the world. In 2001, TVS constructed its currently occupied facility with the aim of pursuing work in the food manufacturing field that would provide continuous, long-term employment for the disabled and disadvantaged in our community. A contract to package dry milk for USDA domestic feeding programs gave our food manufacturing business its start. That relationship expanded in 2003 by participating with USAID in humanitarian aid programs in the Middle East, subsequently exporting millions of pounds of dry milk overseas.
Our partnership with the U.S. government deepened when our R&D team collaborated with USAID on new processing technologies for Super Cereal Plus. (SC+) for USAID. This special formulation provides sustenance for famished children ages 6 months to 2 years and sustains their life for up to 2 years, even if it is the only food they consume. We are one of only two U.S. organizations that make SC+, which is distributed worldwide through the World Food Programme.
Today, the newly-renamed Cermount is a multi-qualified, multi-certified food manufacturer that serves not only government agencies, but dozens of consumer products companies as well. We are:
• well respected both by peers and those beyond the food industry,
• trusted to deliver high-quality products on time, and
• experienced – giving decades of service to our customers, our community, the country and the world.
To learn more about our parent organization, TVS, please go to www.tvsinc.org