Press Contact: Tracy Snider
For Immediate Release
Novus International Announces Intent to Expand ALIMET® Capacity
Capacity expansion planned to support growing customer base
December 9, 2014 – St. Charles—Today, Novus International, Inc. (“Novus”) announces its intent to expand ALIMET® feed supplement manufacturing capacity in the United States Gulf Coast region. ALIMET® feed supplement provides a methionine source for livestock in the form of HMTBa. Methionine is an essential amino acid for poultry, swine, cattle and aquaculture diets and ALIMET demonstrates a proven performance in these applications.
New methionine capacity will be needed as the projected global demand is forecasted to outpace planned increases in production capacity. Sources of methionine are essential to meat, milk, and egg production, and to the efficient use of feedgrains in balanced diets for maximized production.
Novus is committed to supporting its customer base as worldwide methionine demand grows. This planned capacity expansion builds on Novus’s current ALIMET production capacity of 320 KT per year and is planned to add another 120 KT per year by 2020. The Novus engineering team is engaged in selecting the site which is planned to be in the United States Gulf Coast region because of the advantages associated with logistics and cost effective sourcing of raw materials from the industry base supported by North American shale developments.
About Novus International, Inc.
Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in nearly 100 countries around the world. A global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, Novus International’s products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, CIBENZA® enzyme feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace minerals, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, AGRADO® feed antioxidant and many other specialty ingredients. Stratum Nutrition, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, focuses on human nutrition through specialty and functional ingredients for manufacturers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements (www.stratumnutrition.com).
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