Advanced Spice & Trading, Inc was formed in the late 1980’s by the Hanks and Bleckner families. After representing other spice companies for the prior 15 plus years, they struck out on their own and formed Advanced Spice, starting out purely as a trading company and then moving into importing of product and the processing of black pepper in 1991.
From a humble beginning in a 7,500 square foot space and the goal of being a service oriented company with local inventory, Advanced Spice has moved into their latest facility in the fall of 2015, a 93,000 square foot space, built from the ground up, with the same goal.
The Hanks family still owns and operates the company, as the last Bleckner retired in 1998. Despite our growth, we are still a family run and oriented company who pride ourselves in partnering with our customers and helping them grow their business.
The industry has changed of course, and we have stayed right there with it. We have gained the necessary certifications (Currently SQF Level II), provided certificates of analysis with each shipment, provided treated product to meet the stringent micro requirements needed today, streamlined our supplier partners and have stayed with or ahead of the industry when it comes to the new industry requirements. We are also proud members of the American Spice Trade Association.