Cargill's Diamond V expanded its Cedar Rapids, USA manufacturing plant to complete all production and packaging of its natural immune support products in one facility.
The $29.1 million expansion will add 100,000 square foot at Diamond V's south plant production. Production at the facility will begin in February 2020. As a result of this expansion, Diamond V will close its north plant and transfer all 20 employees to the south facility. The expansion immediately adds two production lines and is large enough to house up to eight production lines as the business grows to meet rising consumer and customer demand.
"Diamond V has always been committed to offering products that support healthy animals, more efficient animal production, better pre-harvest food safety, stronger antibiotic stewardship and improved public health," said Mike Goble, Cargill's global managing director for Diamond V. "The demand for natural animal health products is growing, and this expansion will allow us to support our customers," said Goble.
In 2018, Cargill acquired Diamond V, creating a leading natural animal health and nutrition business. The acquisition accelerated growth and supports healthier animals and more wholesome food production in the $20 billion global animal feed additives market. In response to the rising importance of health among both farmers and consumers, Cargill Health Technologies was formed in 2019.