MINNEAPOLIS — Pipeline Foods L.L.C. announced it will open a regional office in St. Louis, a move designed to accelerate its food and ingredient business.
|Eric Jackson, c.e.o. of Pipeline Foods|
“At Pipeline Foods, we want to accelerate the adoption of regenerative farming practices in the U.S.,” said Eric Jackson, chief executive of Pipeline Foods. “We are bringing supply chain expertise and infrastructure to the specialty processing market in the Midwest, clearing the path for farmers who want to move to organic processing, and simplifying the supply chain for organic food and ingredients.”
The St. Louis office will open near the end of this year and will be led by Wade Ellis, director of food and ingredients at Pipeline Foods.
“Wade’s general management experience and his expertise in agribusiness and merchandising set him up well to lead the food and ingredient business for Pipeline Foods,” Mr. Jackson said.
In addition to the opening of the St. Louis office, Pipeline Foods said it will be expanding Malden Specialty Soy. Pipeline acquired Malden, Mo.-based Malden Specialty Soy in mid-July. Malden operates a soybean crushing facility that uses extrusion technology to process non-G.M.O. and organic soybeans into soybean meal and oil.Pipeline Foods said Malden will be “an anchor” for the food and ingredient division, producing hexane-free organic and non-G.M.O. soybean meal as well as mechanical expeller-pressed oils. Through investments in infrastructure and new equipment, Pipeline Foods said it has doubled capacity at the Malden facility, which is now Q.A.I. organic certified and Non-GMO Project verified.