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Cargill’s diversification on the site has given rise to new products. Together with its joint venture partner for example, Cargill is also making corn-based biopolymers or plastics on the site. Mr Anderson noted that, “Cargill’s model for its campus is plug-and-play. We supply all the utilities such as water, water treatment, chemical handling, heating and electricity, etc., to those companies joining us.” For example the site uses and treats, and returns 13 million gallons of water per day to the Missouri river, more than twice the amount the local community of Blair uses and the same as the city of Omaha. Expanding he commented, “The focus is on short supply chains, the efficient utilisation of natural resources such as the adoption of heat exchanges in the production process which has reduced the consumption of energy and results in more value to its customers and helps meet the output goals that have to be met by the company.”

A family affair

Cargill started out as a small grain handler in 1865 and were based in Conover, Iowa. The company came from modest, family beginnings with just one elevator, but soon expanded to more advanced equipment, and in greater quantity, which allowed a complete solution from sourcing grain, handling and of course, processing. The expansion was largely due to the use of the railroads, all of which had grain elevators. It was reported that, “A lot of the initial expansion of Cargill followed the railroads in the early days so essentially wherever there was a railroad, there was typically a grain elevator.” These were an efficient way of transporting grains and goods across the United States and gave Cargill a foothold for their

fledgling business. Now in 2017, Cargill has 150,000 employees worldwide and have diversified their business to allow for further expansion. It currently has nine corn refining facilities across the USA with multiple locations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. Cargill Starches & Sweeteners North America specific to the Empyreal product has a number of third-party partners who load and unload at various sites including Seattle, Kansas City and New Orleans, along with a fleet of railcars and trucks to move large volumes. After touring this leading-edge facility, it became apparent that Cargill is committed to helping its customers feed a growing world by providing innovative animal nutrition solutions like Empyreal 75.

A commitment to innovation, sustainability and growth

For nearly a decade, Cargill has created Empyral one of the most dependable, highest-quality products for the aquaculture industry made from renewable resources. “Our innovative feed ingredients are specifically designed to have the maximum impact on our customers’ animals, businesses and profits. We do this through a focus on the customer and creating a consistent and repeatable experience whether it is the functionality to create a better kibble or pellet, a nutritional profile or the service experience.” says Michael Klapperich, North America Sales Director and Global Business Development Manger for Empyreal Products, Cargill Inc.

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