SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, U.S. — Savage Companies and Bartlett and Company on Aug. 1 finalized the merger of their businesses. As part of the transaction, Bartlett Grain Co. and Bartlett Milling Co. have merged with Savage to create Savage Enterprises. The grain and milling businesses will continue to operate under the Bartlett name.
“We’re excited to unite two exceptionally strong businesses with over 180 years of combined experience,” said Kirk Aubry, president and chief executive officer of Savage Enterprises. “We share a commitment to delivering for our customers, partners and team members around the world and we look forward to what we can achieve together.”
A specialist in supply chain services, Savage has more than 4,000 employees in 250 operation locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Saudi Arabia. The company focuses on rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial and environmental services. Savage works with companies in the oil refining, power generation, rail, food and agriculture, oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, and construction industries.
In food and agriculture, Savage’s customers include leading fertilizer producers as well as companies moving food-grade products to warehouses and distribution centers across the United States. Savage operates more than 40 transload terminals in North America, where food ingredients, including sugar, flour, malt and corn sweeteners are transferred between different modes of transportation. Established in 1946, Savage Companies is privately owned by members of the Savage family.
Bill Fellows, president and CEO of Bartlett, said that while the companies’ longstanding customer relationships, innovation and hard work have yielded outstanding results, “we’re better together and look forward to growing and succeeding for generations to come.
“We’ll continue to serve customers as both Bartlett and Savage, and team members will work from their current locations,” Fellows said. “Our focus remains on delivering excellent service, safely and responsibly.”
Bartlett Milling is the eighth largest flour milling company in the United States with 41,000 cwts of daily milling capacity at three mills in Kansas and North Carolina, according to the 2018 Grain & Milling Annual, published by Sosland Publishing Company. Also according to the GMA, Bartlett is the 20th largest grain company in the United States with 69,326,000 bushels of grain storage capacity. The company’s 25 terminal and subterminal storage facilities are located in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. Bartlett also owns 14 country elevators.
Not included in the transaction is the Bartlett Cattle business. Bartlett earlier this week signed a definitive agreement to sell two cattle-feeding operations in Sublette, Kansas, U.S., and Tulia, Texas, U.S., to Green Plains Cattle Co. for approximately $16 million, plus working capital totaling approximately $109 million.