ZEELAND, Mich. – ZFS Creston, LLC, an affiliate of Zeeland Farm Services, Inc., has purchased a soybean processing facility, soy flour mill, grain elevator, and non-gmo soybean inventories in Creston, Iowa from CHS Inc.
The facility in southwest Iowa can produce soybean meal, soy white flakes, soy flour and soybean oil used by a variety of consumer food manufacturers and agricultural producers. The facility will target and focus on specialty markets across all products.
ZFS Creston is working to hire staff for the facility and is planning to restart production as soon as possible.
“The history of agricultural production in Iowa is rich and storied, and ZFS Creston, LLC is excited to now be a part of it,” said Cliff Meeuwsen, ZFS Creston President. “We are looking forward to getting to know the Creston community, recovering jobs, increasing the opportunities for soybean growers around Creston, and growing the breadth of specialty products for our customers.”
About Zeeland Farm Services, Inc.: Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. is an agri-business company with nearly 70 years serving the agricultural industry. ZFS owns and operates Michigan’s only soybean processing facility and edible oil refinery, with other business units in grain storage and merchandising, feed ingredients, biofuels marketing, commodity export and seed. The company has been owned by the Meeuwsen family in Zeeland, Mich., since its inception in 1950.
Zeeland Freight Services, LLC, Nebraska Corn Processing, LLC, Pennsylvania Grain Processing, LLC, ZFS Ithaca, LLC and Anew Fuel Services, LLC are other affiliates in the transportation, grain processing, and convenience store and fuel station industries with operations in Michigan, Nebraska and Pennsylvania. ZFS and its affiliates collectively employ more than 430 people.