International Ingredient Corporation (IIC) has acquired Land O’Lakes’ pet food-grade cheese drying plant in Lake City, Minnesota, USA. The plant manufactures spray dried cheese powders for use in the pet food and animal feeding industries.
The plant will continue to produce the same high-quality pet food-grade dried
cheese products for existing and new customers. The local management staff and
work force will continue to operate the plant.
The cheese powders
produced at the Lake City, Minn., facility are used as ingredients for improving
palatability and nutrition of pet food and other animal feed products. Land
O’Lakes will continue to provide the cheese raw materials utilized in the
“The acquisition of the Land O’Lakes pet food-grade cheese plant
in Lake City will give International Ingredient more production capacity and
products to supply the pet food market,” said Clayton Brown, COO of the
International Companies. “In addition, we’re happy that the plant’s
existing customers will be able to continue to work with the same plant staff
they’ve trusted for years.”
“We are excited that the Lake City drying
plant and all of the good people working there will be joining our team here at
IIC,” said Jim Sullivan, president of International Ingredient Corporation.
Adding, “We look forward to providing the same high-quality products and
outstanding service to the former Land O’Lakes customers who have used the
products from the Lake City, Minn., plant.”
Corporation is a manufacturer of feed and pet food ingredients based on
co-products from the food industry. The St. Louis, Mo.-based company is owned by
Fred Brown and family. The company operates nine processing facilities and
produces products ranging from brewer’s dried yeast to cheese powders to milk
chocolate powders to dried dairy powders and sugar
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