In response to tremendous growth and opportunity, Double S Liquid Feed Services is excited to announce progressive changes for the company, including the hiring of Jacob Shepard. Founded in 1987 by Don and Evelyn Shepard and their son Greg, Double S recently added the third generation Shepard to the team as office manager.
“I am thrilled to be working at Double S. I grew up in the family business, riding in the truck with my dad (Greg) and mixing feed on the weekends,” says Jacob Shepard.
As office manager, Shepard will be responsible for customer relations and IT, as well as accounts receivable and payable. Shepard has an educational background in accounting and finance and has been working at Double S in various positions since 2010, learning firsthand from his family.
Double S also recently promoted Grant Hughes from compliance director to general manager. As an industrial engineer, Hughes has extensive experience in safety, facility and operations management; financial analysis; and process improvement. He also has an entrepreneurial background and brings expertise in staff recruitment and budget development. With this promotion, Hughes will be responsible for the management and performance of Double S Liquid Feed plants in Danville Ill., Lewistown, Pa., and Cabool, Mo.
Adam Ford was promoted to replace Hughes as compliance director. Ford has three years of experience as a department lead in Danville. In anticipation of this promotion, Ford received formal OSHA and FDA compliance training and has been certified as a PCQI. Ford will have compliance oversite at the Danville, Lewistown and Cabool plants. His responsibilities will include managing existing quality and safety programs, modifying and creating new programs as needed, preparing for third-party audits and pursuing quality certifications.
In addition to staff changes, Double S is pleased to introduce Rum Molasses to their product portfolio. “Suitable for distilling rum, our Rum Molasses contains a high concentration of sugar, no additives or preservatives, and is screened for purity,” says Greg Shepard, president of Double S Liquid Feed Services. “We offer unsulphured blackstrap molasses, made from the finest domestic molasses, in 5- or 50-gallon sizes or a 2,000-pound tote.”
In alignment with these staff and product updates, Double S also launched a new website: www.dbl-s.com. “Our new direction is reflected in the completely renovated Double S website, which now offers an online store and resource center,” adds Greg Shepard. “Our new website is a great online tool that expands our ability to help our customers customize their liquid feed products and services.”