Demand for clean, wholesome animal feed is on the rise as more and more people seek organic food for their chickens, ducks, and livestock. To meet the demand, we are expanding our operations and relocating to Burlington, Washington in early 2017.
The new facility in Skagit County is more than double in square footage from our current mill and production work area, and the space includes the addition of indoor and outdoor silos for grain and ingredient storage. The location and facility accommodates the steady growth we have been experiencing.
“We are grateful to have found the right place after a long process of searching for a larger facility that allows us to continue growing as a business,” said our owner and founder, Diana Ambauen-Meade. “Ensuring that we have a safe and functional work environment is a top priority. The size of this new facility gives us room to increase our efficiency and productivity to meet increased sales, while also better serving our employees and customers.
“We have been honored by our customer loyalty all these years. Our customers have been instrumental in helping us change the way food is made – they are truly dedicated to organic agriculture and more transparency throughout our food systems.
“With growth comes new challenges, and we are looking forward to addressing those in the new space by offering a shorter production window for our wholesale and online orders, increasing automation in our production system, and adding more warehouse space – not to mention, being in Skagit County locates us closer to many of our organic grain producers and farmers,” she added. “We achieved our goal of finding all these components in one space, making this an exciting and much anticipated time for our company.”
The search for our new space, located in Burlington off Interstate 5, took several years. The facility is 40,000 square feet compared to our current mill and production space at 3883 Hammer Drive in Bellingham, which is 15,000 square feet. Our new space will bring increased automation for milling feed and bagging all products. There are seven grain silos in total, loading docks for loading and unloading trucks, larger office space, more electrical capacity, and yard space for truck maneuvering.
We are so excited for this move! Thank you to all of you for your support throughout the years, which keeps us moving forward and going strong!