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Swanson Family of Cos. acquires D&D Ingredient Distributors

The Swanson Family of Companies has acquired D&D Ingredient Distributors Inc., a deal that will expand opportunities to better serve the animal feed and pet food industries.

Deal will expand opportunities for both companies in animal feed and pet food industries

Turlock, California-based The Swanson Family of Companies has acquired Delphos, Ohio-based D&D Ingredient Distributors Inc., a deal that will expand opportunities to better serve the animal feed and pet food industries.

Both companies are third-generation, family-owned companies. The Swanson Family of Companies includes Associated Feed, Nutrius and Virtus Nutrition.

“Our family is very excited at the prospect of entrusting D&D and our employee team to the Swansons,” D&D founders Doc and Dorothy Miller said in a joint statement.

Their son, Arnie Miller, president of D&D, added: “We had a number of requirements that we felt a partner would have to have and the Swansons fit all of them. We are looking forward to working together as one team going forward.”

Restructuring of the new company is underway, with a minimal change in business operations and a change to the company name: D&D Ingredients LLC. The restructuring will be seamless for D&D customers and the company will have the same business model and management team.

Matt Swanson, CEO of the Swanson Family of Companies, said: “We’ve admired the Miller family and done business with D&D for many years. And for a number of years we’ve wanted to achieve the combination of our two companies.

“Joining with D&D represents an important expansion eastward for us and it will enable us, with the help of the highly capable employee base at D&D, to better serve existing customers and position us to serve new customers in D&D’s market area.”

The companies follow the same key business principles:

  • Quality products
  • Superior customer service
  • Honesty and integrity in all dealings
  • Employee respect and growth
  • Leading by example

The companies also share key core values: integrity matters, quality first, and customer focused.

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