Robin Hood Flour
Robin Hood Flour is a brand of flour made by the Horizon Milling division of Cargill. The brand is marketed to the food service and industrial section by Horizon Milling and the consumer retail sector by The J. M. Smucker Company. Established as a brand of the Moose Jaw Milling Company by miller Donald Mclean in 1900. New Prague Flouring Mill, owned by Francis Atherton Bean of Minneapolis, purchased the mill in 1909; the company manufactured flour under the brand names Keynote and Robin Hood. Another product was Radium Flour. After it's discovery at the end of the 19th centuty, radium became something of a sensation. Radium was added to cosmetics and water. Through a series of acquisitions and restructurings, the company became International Multifoods Corporation in 1970; the Moose Jaw mill closed in 1966 due to excess capacity. The newer Saskatoon mill continues to manufacture the Robin Hood brand flour. In June 2004, The J. M. Smucker Company purchased three milling facilities in Canada from International Multifoods, including the Robin Hood brand.
In 2006, Smuckers announced the sale of the milling facilities in Canada for US$78 million to Horizon Milling G. P. A unit of Cargill. Under the agreement Horizon Milling owns and operates the Canadian mills in Saskatoon and Burlington that manufacture Robin Hood branded products. Horizon Milling markets Robin Hood products directly to the food service and industrial sector in Canada, US and Caribbean. Smuckers continues to market Robin Hood products to the retail market. Arthur H. Hider Robin Hood Flour Canada Site
Cargill Limited known as Cargill Canada, is the Canadian subsidiary of the Minneapolis-based multinational agribusiness giant Cargill. Depending on the source, it employs 8,000 or 4,000 people across Canada, it is involved in meat and oilseed processing, livestock feed, grain handling and merchandizing. Cargill opened its first Canadian operations in Montreal in 1928 as Cargill Grain Company Ltd, its current headquarters are in Winnipeg
Cargill, Incorporated is an American held global corporation based in Minnetonka and incorporated in Wilmington, Delaware. Founded in 1865, it is the largest held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue. If it were a public company, it would rank, as of 2015, number 15 on the Fortune 500, behind McKesson and ahead of AT&T; some of Cargill's major businesses are trading and distributing grain and other agricultural commodities, such as palm oil. Cargill has a large financial services arm, which manages financial risks in the commodity markets for the company. In 2003, it split off a portion of its financial operations into Black River Asset Management, a hedge fund with about $10 billion of assets and liabilities, it owned 2/3 of the shares of The Mosaic Company, one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Cargill reports revenues of $114.695 billion and earnings of $3.103 billion in 2018. Employing over 155,000 employees in 66 countries, it is responsible for 25% of all United States grain exports.
The company supplies about 22% of the US domestic meat market, importing more product from Argentina than any other company, is the largest poultry producer in Thailand. All the eggs used in US McDonald's restaurants pass through Cargill's plants, it is the only US producer of Alberger process salt, used in the fast-food and prepared food industries. Cargill remains a family-owned business; as a result, most of its growth has been due to reinvestment of the company's own earnings rather than public financing. Gregory R. Page succeeded former CEO Warren Staley in mid-2007, as Staley reached Cargill's mandatory retirement age of 65, was CEO and chairman until 2013, when he in turn was succeeded by Dave MacLennan. Cargill was founded in 1865 by William W. Cargill when he bought a grain flat house in Conover, Iowa. A year William was joined by his brother Sam, forming W. W. Cargill and Brother. Together, they opened a lumberyard. In 1875, Cargill moved to La Crosse and their brother James joined the business.
La Crosse was strategically located on the Mississippi near the junctions of the La Crosse River and Southern Minnesota divisions of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad. Sam Cargill left La Crosse in 1887 to manage the office in Minneapolis, an important emerging grain center. Three years the Minneapolis operation incorporated as Cargill Elevator Co.. In 1898, John H. MacMillan, Sr. and his brother, began working for W. W. Cargill. MacMillan married William Cargill's eldest daughter, Edna. Upon Sam Cargill's death in 1903, William Cargill became the sole owner of the La Crosse office. John MacMillan was named general manager of Cargill Elevator Company and moved his family to Minneapolis. William Cargill died in 1909. MacMillan worked to resolve the credit issues and to force his brother-in-law William S. Cargill out of the company; the current owners are descended from John MacMillan's two sons, John H. MacMillan, Jr. and Cargill MacMillan, Sr. and his youngest brother-in-law, Austen S. Cargill I.
John MacMillan ran the company until his retirement in 1936. Under his leadership Cargill grew several fold, expanding out of the Midwest by opening its first East coast offices, in New York, in 1923, the first Canadian and Latin American offices in 1928, 1929 and 1930. During this time, Cargill saw both record profits and major cash crunches; the first of the crises was the debt left by the death of William W. Cargill; the company issued $2.25 million in Gold Notes, backed by Cargill stock. The Gold Notes were due in 1917, but thanks to record grain prices caused by World War I all debts were paid by 1915; as World War I continued into 1917, Cargill made record earnings and faced criticisms of war profiteering. Four years as a fallout from the financial crash of 1920, Cargill posted its first loss. One of the biggest criticisms of the company has been its perceived arrogance; the MacMillans' aggressive management style led to a decades-long feud with the Chicago Board of Trade. It began in 1934.
The US government forced it to accept Cargill as a member. The 1936 corn crop failed and with the 1937 crop unavailable until October, the Chicago Board of Trade ordered Cargill to sell some of its corn. Cargill refused to comply; the US Commodity Exchange Authority and Chicago Board of Trade accused Cargill of trying to corner the corn market. In 1938, the Chicago Board suspended three of its officers from the trading floor; when the Board lifted its suspension a few years Cargill refused to rejoin, instead trading through independent traders. In 1962, Cargill did rejoin the Chicago Board of Trade, two years after the death of John MacMillan, Jr. During World War II, MacMillan, Jr. continued to expand the company, which boomed as it stored and transported grain and built ships for the United States Navy. In 1960, Erwin Kelm became the first non-family chief executive. Aiming for expansion into downstream production, he led the company into milling, starche
Dayton is a town in Rockingham County, United States. The population is 1,530 as of the 2010 census, it is included in Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. Dayton is located at 38°24′59″N 78°56′22″W; the town is two miles southwest of Harrisonburg and two miles northeast of Bridgewater. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles, all of it land. The town of Dayton is one of the oldest settled communities in Rockingham County, is the county's second oldest incorporated town, after Bridgewater; the first settler in Dayton was Daniel Harrison, whose family settled along Cooks Creek, north of downtown. Daniel was the eldest son of Isaiah Harrison and second wife Abigail and was born in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. Daniel's brother Thomas Harrison founded Harrisonburg several miles to the northeast, they and their three brothers had migrated from New York to Delaware and to Orange County Virginia before settling in the Shenandoah Valley. The family homestead, a two-story stone house, has been owned and maintained since 1977 by a private, non-profit organization, Fort Harrison, Inc.
The town was known as Rifeville or Rifetown until 1833. Shenandoah University has its roots in Dayton, when it was known as the Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music; the college was organized in 1875 under the leadership of Rev. A. P. Funkhouser; this was a major institution in Dayton until 1960. College Street was named after the school and many of the street's buildings served as part of the campus; the Dayton Historic District, Daniel Harrison House, Peter Paul House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2018, a series of strikes and protests were held at the town's Cargill plant. Primary road access to Dayton is provided by Virginia State Route 42, which runs southwest to Bridgewater and northeast to Harrisonburg, where it connects with U. S. Route 33. Virginia State Route 257 serves Dayton. SR 257 runs concurrently with SR 42 from Dayton southwest to Bridgewater, but heads westward from Dayton into the rural areas of southwestern Rockingham County. Virginia State Route 42 Business and Virginia State Route 290 serve as primary roadways within Dayton.
As of the census of 2000, 1,344 people, 542 households, 383 families resided in the town. The population density was 1,657.2 people per square mile. There were 565 housing units at an average density of 696.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 94.20% White, 0.67% African American, 0.37% Asian, 2.90% from other races, 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.62% of the population. Of 542 households, 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.2% were not families. About 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97. In the town, the population was distributed as 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years.
For every 100 females, there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males. The median income for a household in the town was $35,958, the median income for a family was $44,732. Males had a median income of $30,109 versus $23,906 for females; the per capita income for the town was $17,600. About 3.5% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over. There are two different groups of Old Order Mennonites who live around Dayton: members of the Virginia Old Order Mennonite Conference and of the John Dan Wenger Mennonites; the latter are the more conservative ones. The two groups separated from each other in 1952/3; the total population of these two groups in the area is around 1,000 people. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Dayton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
The city is a setting in the music video for "Cheer Up" by the Korean pop group Twice. The video depicts a member of the group performing outside of Dayton while dressed as a cowgirl
Gregory R. Page
Gregory "Greg" R. Page is an American businessman, he served as executive chairman of Cargill, Inc. of Minnetonka, Minnesota. Gregory R. Page was born in 1952 in North Dakota, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of North Dakota, where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He joined Cargill in 1974, began his career as a trainee assigned to the Feed Division. From 1995 to 1998, Page was the President of the Red Meat Group. In 1998 to 2000, Page served as the Corporate Vice President and Sector President of Financial Markets and Red Meat Group. Since 2000, Page has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Cargill Inc.. On June 1, 2007, Page was named Chief Executive Officer of Cargill. Page served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Cargill, Inc from December 2013 to September 2015, when he announced his retirement. President of the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Chairman of Big Brothers-Big serves as its Director. Independent Director of Eaton Corporation plc since April 23, 2003.
Director of Cargill Kft. since August 2000. Independent Director of Deere & Company since June 1, 2013. Director of Black River Asset Management LLC. Director of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Director of Carlson Companies, Inc. since October 2010. Member of Risky Business Page received Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's Charles G. Berwind LIfetime Achievement Award in 2011. BEEF Chat: Cargill's Greg Page Cargill, Incorporated Company Profile - Yahoo! Finance
Provimi is a company specializing in animal nutrition and related products. In the 1930s it started selling a product under the name Provimi, a mixture of three basic elements in every animal feed and this is where the present name is derived from: Proteins and Minerals; the company is of Dutch origin and headquartered in Rotterdam. Provimi was founded near Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 1927, where it started up as a trading company for Dutch farmers. In 1971, the American agricultural company Central Soya bought Provimi. In 1988, Central Soya was taken over by Eridania Béghin-Say Group, a large French agribusiness conglomerate. In the years to follow, Provimi went through a period of internal and worldwide external expansion until 2001, when the Eridania Béghin-Say Group was broken into four companies, one of, Provimi. In 2002, Provimlux, a holding company jointly controlled by funds advised by CVC Capital Partners and PAI Partners, acquired the 53.66% majority shareholding of Provimi. After the subsequent execution of a standing offer, Provimlux held 74.05% of Provimi, which remained listed on Euronext.
In the years to follow, Provimi continued its external growth. In April 2007, Permira bought the majority of Provimi's shares from CVC Capital Partners and PAI Partners; the Provimi Group was delisted from the Euronext Stock Exchange in Paris on 6 November 2009 and is wholly owned by KoroFrance SAS, a company indirectly controlled by investment funds managed or advised by Permira Advisers LLP. In November 2011 the company was acquired by Cargill for €1.5 billion. Group's Review Provimi, June 2007 Official website Media related to Provimi at Wikimedia Commons
Wilbur Chocolate Company
Wilbur Chocolate is one of four brands manufactured by Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate North America. Most of the Wilbur brand products were produced in plants chocolate manufacturing company located in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Wilbur Chocolate was founded in Philadelphia in 1865 by Henry Oscar Samuel Croft. Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate NA produces hundreds of millions of pounds of chocolate and confectionery products a year; these ingredients are sold to food and candy manufactures across the Americas. The company was bought by Cargill in 1992 and is part of that company's cocoa and chocolate labels, which includes Peter's Chocolate, Gerkens Cacao, Veliche Belgian chocolateCargill closed the Wilbur Chocolate Factory in early 2016. By the summer of 2018 the former factory was being converted into condos. Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate is focused on sustainable cocoa farming through the Cargill Cocoa Promise and UTZ Certification The company's Wilbur Chocolate Factory in Lititz sells an assortment of Wilbur chocolates and other candy, features the free Candy Americana Museum that tells the history of the company and how their chocolate is made.
The exhibits include antique chocolate molds and boxes, as well as hand-painted European and Oriental antique porcelain chocolate pots. The museum was created by Penny Buzzard, wife of former Wilbur president John Buzzard, opened in 1972. On March 31, 2008 Senator Barack Obama visited Wilbur Chocolate Company, drawing it into the national spotlight. Mr. Obama greeted a sizable crowd outside before venturing inside to taste-test various treats offered to the calorie-conscious candidate; the hometown newspaper, the Lititz Record Express, documented his visit with a photo gallery. In January, 2016, Cargill stopped chocolate production at this historic landmark and laid off 130 Wilbur employees; this ended Wilbur's celebrated 125-year-old tradition of chocolate-making in at this site. According to an announcement on October 29, 2015, Cargill would "close its plant in Lititz, Penn. on Broad Street and shift production of these offerings to Cargill’s other, more modern and efficient plants in Mount Joy and Hazleton, Penn..
Its most popular candy, the Wilbur Bud, was introduced in 1893. The Hershey's Kiss which debuted in 1907 resembles a Wilbur Bud; the two products are frequently compared due to the proximity of their manufacturers, Lititz being only about 20 miles from the headquarters of The Hershey Company in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Wilbur Buds have the word WILBUR on the bottom of the chocolate. List of bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturers List of food and beverage museums Official website Wilbur History