Manufacturer Wraps up $20 Million Project

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An Indianapolis-based animal feed ingredient producer has completed a $20 million expansion. A spokesman for Micronutrients says the project, which began in 2011, triples production capacity and has allowed the company to add three dozen jobs. May 16, 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Due to growing global demand for its products, Micronutrients has completed a project to triple the capacity of the manufacturing plant built in Indianapolis in 2011. The project further expands the ability of the company to manufacture its Large Particle Technology product forms (Zn, Mn and Cu) while maintaining industry leading quality standards.

Micronutrients has also completed the expansion of its feedstock handling operations. The expansion will increase the ability of the company to receive, qualify and process high purity metal sources of the zinc, copper and manganese used in the manufacture of the company’s products. The expansion will further support Micronutrients' 20 year commitment to strict Quality Assurance procedures and full compliance with its ISO Quality System, ensuring the consistent production of very high quality products

Micronutrients' products include IntelliBond C (copper), IntelliBond Z (zinc), IntelliBond M (manganese) and IntelliBond Vital 4, a blend for dairy cattle of copper, zinc, manganese and cobalt.

Jeff Cohen, Micronutrients' vice president for marketing and sales says, "Growing customer demand is backed by 20 years of independent research that indicates IntelliBond minerals significantly improve nutrient stability in premixes and feeds and increase bioavailability and efficacy in the animal while reducing environmental impact. Our latest expansion increases our ability to meet current and future demand, while strengthening our commitment to quality."

Micronutrients started as a research project on making trace minerals more effective and economical for animals. The company is now a global mineral feed ingredient producer and is certified by the International Standards Organization as an ISO Quality Systems manufacturer and also maintains approvals through the independently audited Safe Feed / Safe Food, HACCP and FAMI-QS programs.

Source: Micronutrients