D&D Ingredient Distributors Inc. announced 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,"D&D president and chief executive officer Arnie Miller said. "We're helping our partners in the feed and pet food industries to streamline their supply chains."
D&D chief operating officer Ted Williams added, "We specialize in the micro ingredients they need. 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 four-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, the announcement said.
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," Mike Wright, D&D director of operations and business development, said. "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.”
Founded in 1976 by Doc and Dorothy Miller, D&D continues to grow as an independent, family-owned business serving the feed and pet food industries from its home in Delphos. The company manufactures a wide range of vitamin, mineral and vitamin/mineral premixes, nutritional health products and specialty blends. In addition to premixing and blending, D&D's capabilities include custom formulation, custom grinding, co-packing, warehousing, trans-loading and distribution.