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Novus Celebrates 30 Years of ALIMET® Production

Saint Louis, Missouri (January 28, 2014) – 30 Years ago, this week, the first load of ALIMET® shipped out of the Chocolate Bayou Manufacturing Facility near Alvin, Texas. ALIMET® feed supplement, an 88% active source of methionine, has become the liquid methionine source most frequently used by nutritionists around the world. In addition to proven performance, ALIMET delivers an organic acid effect, reduces nitrogen excretion and supports performance during heat stress.

Jeff Klopfenstein, Novus Methionine Business Unit President notes, “The ALIMET unit has evolved enormously since we started, and is now called the Methionine Business Unit. We produced 12,000 metric tons in that first year, and today we can produce that in a matter of days. I credit our laser-like attention to reliability, quality and steadfast customer service through the years to our success today.”

Serving the animal feed industry as one of the top liquid methionine suppliers has provided the platform for Novus to solidify its commitment to the poultry industry, as demonstrated in Atlanta this week during the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE). Novus is featuring ALIMET®, MHA®, MINTREX® and CIBENZA® at Booth 1529, Hall A at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC).

“We are dedicated to our customers in the livestock and poultry industries. We have expanded our product portfolio and remain true to our ALIMET roots,” commented Samson Li, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Novus. “As the global demand for protein has grown, so has the need for quality feed ingredients and supplements. Novus has grown and expanded worldwide with this growing demand.”

“ALIMET® and MHA® work better in nutrition applications and that’s only part of why we’ve grown so fast,” states Ed Galo, North America General Manager. “The poultry industry experiences better economic performance with our products, and we work with our customers closely to help them identify every advantage possible in this competitive environment.”

Novus manufactures both dry and liquid methionine sources in the USA. MHA® is manufactured in Little Rock, Arkansas at the same facility that makes OMRI Listed MINTREX® chelated trace minerals. MINTREX® is also borne of Novus technology and features a chelated in a 2:1 bond with HMTBa for greater bioavailability and absorption.

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’s products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, ADVENT® coccidiosis control, CIBENZA® feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace mineral, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, MERA™Met aquaculture feed additive, 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 (

Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information visit www.novusint.com. ©2014 Novus International, Inc. All rights reserved.