About Us

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

TLC Ingredients 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 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.

Chemical_distribution 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 best practices in the areas of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHS & S).

TLC Ingredients Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

TLC Ingredients 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 counter intuitive 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

TLC is all about “Clean Labels” and Helping Clean up our Community

Members of the TLC Ingredients Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Team participated in our first road clean-up, as part of Will County’s Adopt-A-Highway program. TLC has adopted a 1 mile stretch of Caton Farm Road and committed to picking up litter four times / year along this local stretch of road.

We picked up part of a car muffler, lots of cigarette butts and even found a $20 bill! The $20 bill was cleaned up and has been donated to TLC’s “Fashion Fridays” program, from which all proceeds collected in 2019 will benefit the Northern Illinois Foodbank. It was nice to work together as a team and give back to our local community at the same time! TLC founded the CSR Team in 2018, as we continuously look for ways to increase our activities surrounding group volunteering, charitable giving, sustainability and STEM promotion.

As a team, we are “Caring TLC for the Needs of Our Community”! To find out more about how we are giving back, click here.