Purina Animal Nutrition to rebuild New York plant after fire

Construction will begin this fall and be completed in early 2017.

Purina Animal Nutrition LLC, in partnership with Commodity Resource Corporation will rebuild a new state-of-the-art feed facility in Caledonia, New York. The rebuilt facility will improve automation, increase efficiency and reestablish the company’s production footprint in the Caledonia area.

Construction on the feed facility will begin this fall and be completed in early 2017.

On Nov. 1, 2014, a fire destroyed a Purina Animal Nutrition plant that was leased from Commodity Resource Corporation in Caledonia. Twenty-one employees worked at the facility when the fire occurred. The employees were assigned to work at another facility or remained at the Caledonia site. Regular, full-time work will return to the plant.

“Purina has operated out of this site for more than 10 years,” said Brian Gier, vice president of feed sales for Purina. “We support construction of this state-of-the-art facility because we are committed to our employees, the community and meeting our customers’ needs. And we are committed to our longstanding partnership with CRC.We know the last 10 months have been difficult for everyone, especially our employees and customers. We are grateful to them for their patience and commitment to Purina Animal Nutrition.”

The new plant will continue to produce bulk dairy feeds, customized formulas, ingredients, as well as provide full-service bag distribution for local producers.

“CRC is committed to being a part of the agricultural community and is pleased we are able to partner with Purina Animal Nutrition to serve the producers of Western and Central New York,” said Les Cole, president of CRC.

Design and construction details will be announced later this fall.

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