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TIC Gums expands in Harford County
TIC Gums expands in Harford County

TIC Gums in Harford County is perhaps the biggest privately owned player in an invisible part of the food industry. It's not chewing gum, though the company does get some visitors who assume that's what it makes. The name refers to a different kind of gum — the type known as hydrocolloids, which hold the ingredients in your ranch dressing together and influence the way food feels in your mouth. The natural additives give many products their texture and consistency. "Just about anything you buy in the grocery store needs some level of it," said Greg Andon, the company's president. "We're involved with a high percentage of the new product...