CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, U.S. — Cargill expanded its Diamond V Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S., manufacturing plant to complete all production and packaging of its natural immune support products in one facility.

“Diamond V has always been committed to offering products that support healthy animals, more efficient animal production, better pre-harvest food safety, stronger antibiotic stewardship, and improved public health,” said Mike Goble, Cargill’s global managing director for Diamond V. “The demand for natural animal health products is growing, and this expansion will allow us to support our customers.”

Cargill was joined by Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the $29.1 million, 100,000-square-foot expansion at Diamond V’s south plant production facility. Production at the facility will begin in February.

“Cedar Rapids is a proud manufacturing and agriculture-based community, and few companies better represent those two important industries than Diamond V and Cargill,” Hart said. “Diamond V is a global leader in science, nutrition and health, and we appreciate Cargill’s commitment to building and expanding this important business in our community.”

As a result of this expansion, Diamond V will close its north plant and transfer all 20 employees to the south facility. The expansion adds two production lines and is large enough to house up to eight production lines as the business grows to meet rising demand.

In 2018, Cargill acquired Diamond V, creating a natural animal health and nutrition business.

In 2019 Cargill Health Technologies was formed in response to the importance of health among both farmers and consumers. It was formed to further Cargill’s commitment to growing a digestive and immune health business for both animal and human application.

“Through Cargill Health Technologies, we are pioneering a new path and unlocking the full potential of the bodies we nourish, helping both people and animals live more healthy days,” said Chuck Warta, president, Cargill Health Technologies. “When we put the full muscle of Cargill behind it, we believe we can address some of the most pressing global problems in how to feed the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.”

Cargill’s 160,000 employees across 70 countries work to achieve the company’s goal of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Cargill combines 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries.

Diamond V is a global animal health business based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. Diamond V conducts research in many species and manufactures natural immune support products for animal health, animal performance, and food safety worldwide. All Diamond V products are produced in Cedar Rapids.