|Eric Jackson, chief executive of Pipeline Foods|
“At Pipeline Foods, we want to accelerate the adoption of regenerative farming practices in the U.S.,” said Eric Jackson, chief executive of Pipeline Foods. “We are bringing supply chain expertise and infrastructure to the specialty processing market in the Midwest, clearing the path for farmers who want to move to organic processing, and simplifying the supply chain for organic food and ingredients.”
The St. Louis office will open near the end of this year and will be led by Wade Ellis, director of food and ingredients at Pipeline Foods.
“Wade’s general management experience, and his expertise in agribusiness and merchandising set him up well to lead the food and ingredient business for Pipeline Foods,” Jackson said.
Pipeline Foods said Malden will be “an anchor” for the food and ingredient division, producing hexane-free organic and non-GMO soybean meal as well as mechanical expeller-pressed oils. Through investments in infrastructure and new equipment, Pipeline Foods said it has doubled capacity at the Malden facility, which is now QAI organic certified and Non-GMO Project verified.