May 10, 2017

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Dutch Firm to Build $30M Feed Additives Plant in Indiana
The feed additive IntelliBond C, produced by Micronutrients. Image courtesy of Micronutrients USA

Feed additives producer Micronutrients plans to construct a new, $30 million manufacturing plant and warehouse in Henry County in Indiana to expand its output of hydroxy trace minerals, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) announced via press release Wednesday.

Micronutrients will erect a 165,000-sq-ft facility in New Castle, IN containing spray dryers, packaging equipment, and mixing tanks for the production of hydroxyl trace minerals, used to stabilize animal feed and premix and improve digestion and animal performance.

Established in Indianapolis in 1994, Micronutrients was acquired by Netherlands-based agribusiness Nutreco. The company plans to break ground on the site this year, creating 50 new jobs by 2020, according to the release.

“Indiana was originally chosen in 1994 as it was the home base for the overall corporation,” said Ted Moore, vice president of operations at Micronutrients, in a statement. “Continued expansion in Indiana, specifically New Castle, is for an entirely different reason. While there is something to be said for having current operations nearby, the primary reasons for the New Castle location decision were the cooperative nature of the state and local governments, and, most importantly, the quality workforce that is available in Indiana.”

The firm’s hydroxy trace mineral products are sold under the IntelliBond brand in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world.

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