Today Feed Energy and FEC Solutions hosted a delegation of agriculture commodity buyers from Mexico as part of their four-day trip across Iowa organized by the Iowa Economic Development Authority.
In addition to visiting Feed Energy and FEC Solutions, the trade mission included visits to Lincolnway Energy in Nevada, Cargill in Iowa Falls and several grain cooperatives throughout the state.
"I have been to Iowa many times over the years, and this particular trip provided important exposure to a wide variety of companies," said Ricardo Celma Alvarez of Agri tendencias y Servicios, which provides commodity guidance to Mexican agricultural firms. "Two things here interested me. First, the emphasis that the company has on quality and that there is real interest in doing business in Mexico. There is definately a place in the Mexican marketplace for quality products."
Feed Energy is an agribusiness firm primarily engaged in further refining vegetable oil as a high-energy, liquid feed ingredient. The company produces and distributes throughout the Midwest scientifically balanced ingredients specific to their customers' needs. Feed Energy's headquarters and original production facility have been in Des Moines for more than 25 years, with additional Iowa production facilities in Sioux City and Pacific Junction.
FEC Solutions started in 2006 and has since been at the forefront of new market development and marketing of corn oil to capture value for dry mill ethanol plants throughout the upper Midwest. Today, FEC Solutions has grown to provide process improvement, equipment sourcing and construction, technology development, scale up, new product development and marketing of materials for bioprocessing facilities including ethanol and biodiesel plants.