VANCOUVER, Wash. — Wilbur-Ellis Feed, LLC, a distributor of nutrients for the livestock, pet food and aquaculture industries, has changed its name to Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition.
“Our new name helps reflect how much we truly offer in terms of products, service, advice and partnership,” said Andrew Loder, president of Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition, which is a division of Wilbur-Ellis. “We want the world to understand that Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition is here to provide so much more than what feed would suggest. What truly sets us apart is our ability to work closely with suppliers and customers in connecting the dots and find new, innovative ways to ensure animals are receiving the best nutrients needed to thrive. This name change is fully aligned with our Empower2021 growth strategy and our vision to be the innovative leader in the marketing and distribution of animal nutrients.”
Along with the name change, Wilbur-Ellis has launched a new web site. The company said the new site highlights its service and solutions-based approach to managing long-standing relationships with customers and partners. The web site also provides information on the division’s three main focus areas: livestock, aquaculture and companion animals.
“Our business is rooted in the values of integrity and service,” said John Buckley, president and chief executive officer of Wilbur-Ellis. “After nearly a century of recognition as a significant force within the feed industry, our new name helps us enter the next 100 years with a fresh commitment to these values and another chance to review and enhance the excellent service and innovative thinking we aim to bring our partners and customers. The future for Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition looks very bright.”
Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition is part of the Wilbur-Ellis companies. Founded in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis distributes agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. The company has annual sales of more than $3 billion.
Last fall, Wilbur-Ellis Feed, LLC acquired the assets of Ameri-Pac Inc., a family-owned, value-added manufacturing business focused on animal health and nutrition specialty products for pet food, companion animals, livestock and aquaculture industries. Ameri-Pac employs 40 people across two separate facilities in the St. Joseph, Missouri, metro area, each specializing in value-added products and services.