Matt Heinrich, President and CEO of Furst-McNess sees this acquisition generating a real push in the Midwest noting, “With the manufacturing capabilities of Big Gain Wisconsin, and the livestock nutritional expertise of Furst-McNess, this acquisition creates opportunities that previously didn’t exist. Everyone is extremely excited about the capabilities that will emerge from joining the two organizations.”
Big Gain Wisconsin was established in 2000 when Big Gain, Inc. and Dwayne Schultz formed a partnership, and opened the Lodi facility. Big Gain Wisconsin has a strong dealership network, and sells livestock and other animal feed. Big Gain Wisconsin has manufacturing facilities in Lodi and Seneca, WI and a retail location in Benton, WI; they have about 100 employees.
Furst-McNess Company was founded in 1908 selling home products door-to-door, and entered the livestock nutrition business in 1958. McNess sells livestock nutritional products, as well as commodities and feed ingredients throughout the U.S., Canada, and selected overseas markets. McNess is headquartered in Freeport, IL, and has manufacturing facilities in Storm Lake, IA, Gering, NE, Eleroy, IL, Lake City, FL, Montezuma, GA, and Cordele, GA, and sales offices in Johnston, IA and Ingersoll, ON. Furst-McNess has 250 employees.
Customers of both companies will see added benefits, including increased product diversity, nutritional support and expertise, enhanced manufacturing capabilities, and other support services. Existing contacts across both companies will remain the same. For more information, please email [email protected].