ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI, US –LifeLine Foods, the third-largest corn miller in the United States, is celebrating its 20th year in business in June.
LifeLine Foods, established in 2001, operates out of a 780,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in St. Joseph, Missouri, US, employing 180 people. It is co-owned by more than 650 family farmers located in four Midwestern states and ICM Biofuels in Colwich, Kansas, US.
“People will always be our greatest asset and we wouldn’t be able to produce the highest quality corn ingredients on the market without our outstanding farmer-owners and staff,” said Kevin Kelly, chief executive officer of LifeLine Foods. “Our footprint in the marketplace has grown and our business has flourished over the past two decades. When LifeLine started back in 2001, we offered four different products, had one business unit, and had just 150-plus farmer owners. Fast forward to today and we offer over 25 products, have six business units, and over 650 farmer owners.”
LifeLine Foods’ corn ingredients can be found in a wide range of products such as corn dogs, corn puffs, tortillas, tortilla chips and beer.
The company said it is a part of the Global Food Safety Initiative and utilizes a specific model to produce not only food, but also fuel to ensure that every product generated is used and there is zero waste.
“We will continue to focus on ways to enhance sustainability and implement efficient solutions into our business practices,” Kelly said.
LifeLine Foods has undergone a number of expansions in recent years, including the completion of its $12 million masa mill expansion in September 2020.