North Carolina-based BioResource International Inc. has announced that it signed a formal agreement to construct a feed manufacturing facility in China.
BRI partnered with Taiwan-based Yung Zip Chemical Industrial Co. Ltd. and Yung Shin Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. to purchase land and begin construction on the plant, which will be used to produce BRI’s natural feed additives for chicken and pig nutrition. Construction on the facility, located in Tianmen, in the Hubei Province of China, is expected to begin in summer 2011 and the facility will be operational at the end of 2012, according to BRI. “We are excited to work with our partners and the government of Tianmen,” said Giles Shih, Ph.D., BRI president and chief executive. “This project is a great fit with our three-fold strategic plan of investing in strong global partnerships, environmental sustainability and long-term profitable growth."