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Company Overview of J.R. Simplot Company, Inc.

Company Overview

J.R. Simplot Company, Inc. engages in seed production, farming, fertilizer manufacturing, frozen-food processing, and food production and distribution businesses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and China. It offers crop protection, crop nutrition, seed, and specialty products and services for farmers in the United States; manufactures and retails frozen, canned, and fresh food products, such as flame-roasted fruits and vegetables, grains, sweet potato fries, avocados, and more through stores in the United States; and manufacture and distributes dry and liquid fertilizers, and crop nutrition products in the western United States. The company also distributes a li...

999 Main Street

Suite 1300

Boise, ID 83702

United States

Founded in 1923





Key Executives for J.R. Simplot Company, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, Director and Member of Executive Committee
Age: 60
President of Agribusiness Group
Vice President and Treasurer
Director and Member of Executive Committee
Director and Member of Executive Committee
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

J.R. Simplot Company, Inc. Key Developments

Caviness Beef Packers, LTD. Forms Joint Venture with J.R. Simplot Company, to Build a New Idaho Beef Processing Plant

Caviness Beef Packers, LTD., has formed a joint venture with J.R. Simplot Company, to build a new Idaho beef processing plant near Kuna, Idaho, US. The new JV will operate under the name, CS Beef Packers, LLC. The JV is expected to invest $100 million to complete construction of the plant. The plant is expected to process a maximum of 1,700 head per day. The primary purpose of the plant will be to harvest cull cows and bulls from Northwest dairy farms and cattle ranches throughout the Intermountain West. The plant will also include hide and rendering processing and have the ability to process niche-fed beef programs.

Linde Engineering North America Builds Ammonia Plant for J.R. Simplot Company

Linde Engineering North America (LENA) announced that it is building an ammonia plant for J.R. Simplot Company adjacent to Simplot's existing phosphate fertilizer complex in Rock Springs, WY. The 600 tons per day plant will supply both the Rock Springs and Pocatello, ID phosphate fertilizer production locations while providing the capacity to meet Simplot's next phase of anticipated phosphate expansion plans at Rock Springs. The new plant will take approximately two years to complete.

J.R. Simplot Co. to Close Nampa Plant in April

J.R. Simplot Co. will close its Nampa plant in April and lay off 189 hourly workers and up to 17 salaried employees. The closure is part of the Boise agribusiness company's plan announced in 2011 to close potato-processing plants in Nampa, Caldwell and Aberdeen (in southeast Idaho) and consolidate processing at a new plant being built in Caldwell. The Nampa plant, at 3704 N. Middleton Road, will close April 18, give or take 13 days, according to a letter to Mayor Bob Henry from Gene Gallegos, the plant's unit director. The letter is a formal notice Simplot provided under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.

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