Novus opens expansion to poultry feed facility

13-05-2011 | |

Novus International has opened its newly expanded Novus Arkansas facility in Little Rock, USA.

The Novus Arkansas site was developed in the Little Rock Riverport Industrial Park in 2006 to manufacture MHA® feed supplement for laying hens and other livestock and companion animals.

The new expansion features a 45,000 square foot manufacturing facility for MINTREX®, a line of chelated trace mineral products for aquaculture, poultry, pork, beef, dairy and pet nutrition.

The expanded facility earned Silver LEED Certification from the US Green Building Council. LEED Certification is the internationally recognized standard for green building certification.

Environmentally conscious features of the facility include: water re-use, renewable energy sources, use of recycled materials, management of construction waste, indoor environmental quality and a number of other factors which reduce the environmental impact and enhance the human health environment.

Novus’ Arkansas roots were set down in 2003 when they partnered with the Walton Foundation to establish the Novus International Professorship in Poultry Science, award to Dr. Park Waldroup, who still holds the position and addressed the large audience of some 300 attendees at the opening ceremony of the expansion.

Source: Novus International