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Wilbur-Ellis Acquires Forage Pellet Business

Ametza expansion complements current forage manufacturing operations

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Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition has acquired the forage pellet business of Ametza LLC.

Ametza is based in Holtville, CA, and manufactures and sells forage pellets for the livestock and companion animal markets through major U.S. retailers.

“We’re very pleased to expand our forage business with the acquisition of Ametza,” says Andrew Loder, president of Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition.

“The expansion complements our current forage manufacturing operations in El Centro, CA, located just a few miles from Ametza," he continues. "Going forward, we expect to leverage our respective capabilities as we continue to invest in this business and grow our presence both domestically and internationally.”

With the acquisition, Wilbur-Ellis will market products under the Ametza brand, which is highly regarded in the industry.

“With Ametza’s strong brand and long-standing relationships with some of the finest retailers in the country, this acquisition supports Wilbur-Ellis’ continued growth in animal nutrition,” Loder adds.

Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition is a leader in providing nutrition products for the livestock, pet food and aquaculture industries. “We’re committed to delivering innovative solutions for our customers,” said Gerardo Quintero, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Livestock business. “As we work to provide the highest-quality products and excellent service, we’re excited to welcome Ametza – which shares those priorities – to Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition.”

About Wilbur-Ellis
Companies Founded in 1921, the Wilbur-Ellis companies are leading international marketers, distributors and manufacturers of agricultural products, animal nutrients and specialty chemicals and ingredients.

About Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition
Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition is an industry leader in the delivery of nutrients to the livestock, pet food and aquaculture industries.

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