ZFS Creston said it will use the facility to produce product for specialty markets. The facility most recently was used by CHS to make soybean meal, soy white flakes, soy flour and soybean oil for use by food manufacturers and agricultural producers.
CHS closed the facility in December 2017. The company had acquired the soy processing plant from Creston Bean Processing in 2011. At the time of its closing the facility employed 53.
“The history of agricultural production in Iowa is rich and storied, and ZFS Creston LLC is excited to now be a part of it,” said Cliff Meeuwsen, president of ZFS Creston. “We are looking forward to getting to know the Creston community, recovering jobs, increasing the opportunities for soybean growers around Creston and growing the breadth of specialty products for our customers.”
Zeeland Farm Services Inc. is an agri-business company with nearly 70 years serving the agricultural industry. ZFS owns and operates Michigan’s only soybean processing facility and edible oil refinery, with other business units in grain storage and merchandising, feed ingredients, biofuels marketing, commodity export and seed. The company has been owned by the Meeuwsen family in Zeeland, Michigan, since its inception in 1950.