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BASF closes two premix sites in Canada

In February, BASF announced the divestment of its animal nutrition premix business selling facilities in eight countries. This sale covered the majority of BASF's premix business.

BASF has been working to find alternatives for the remaining premix sites. Following a comprehensive review of the available options, BASF is announcing the closure of the two premix sites in Canada – Georgetown, Ontario and Abbotsford, British Columbia. The sites will close on December 31, 2007, and will affect 20 employees. BASF will provide an out-placement service assisting them with career transition options.

"BASF continues to implement its business strategy and is closing these North American sites, in order to focus on our core strategic position and strength as an ingredient supplier to the animal nutrition industry," said Simon Medley, group vice president, Fine Chemicals. "BASF wants to strengthen its role as a reliable and quality-focused ingredient supplier, while exiting the premix arena." BASF is closing these sites as part of the continuing effort to focus on producing and marketing important vitamins, carotenoids, enzymes and organic acids to the nutrition industry.

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