D&D Ingredient Distributors, Inc. announces the full-scale operation of its new premix plant at the company headquarters in Delphos, Ohio. The high-tech, state-of-the-art facility features automated micro ingredient proportioning, blending, and precision mixing technology to serve D&D's expanding range of customers. D&D already supplies premixes and blends going into products sold throughout the U.S. and nearly 30 other countries.
"Demand is growing for the reliable supply of precision formulated and manufactured custom premixes," says Arnie Miller, D&D's President and CEO. "We're helping our partners in the feed and pet food industries to streamline their supply chains."
"We specialize in the micro ingredients they need," adds Ted Williams, D&D's Chief Operating Officer. "By taking advantage of our ingredient knowledge, formulation expertise, and premixing technology, our customers can better optimize their manufacturing operations. We're helping them concentrate even more on what they do best."
D&D's new premix facility consists of highly specialized equipment, including a precision-automated micro-proportioning system and a 4-ton twin-shaft horizontal ribbon-paddle mixer. The system combines precise amounts of vitamins, minerals, and other micro ingredients in homogenous premixes that blend uniformly in manufactured feed or pet food products. Products manufactured by D&D customers support the health, growth, and active life of dairy animals, beef cattle, pigs, poultry, horses, dogs, cats, and many other species.
"Our vision is to be the partner-of-choice for outsource manufacturing services for the feed and pet food industries," says Mike Wright, Director of Operations & Business Development. "That means we must hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of product quality and service, which requires continuous improvement through education and training programs -- for both our own employees as well as for participating industry partners.”
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