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Edible oils processing firm building in Stockton

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POSTED December 6, 2011 12:27 a.m.

Omaha-based Gavilon, LLC plans to construct an edible oil processing, transloading, and storage facility in Stockton.

The company will partner with Wilmar International Limited, Asia’s leading agribusiness company, to import and process palm, coconut and palm kernel oils to serve the California and neighboring West Coast markets.

“Our partnership with the leading producer of palm and lauric oils brings unique product and logistic offerings to the California market which are not available today,” said Alex Fox, director of strategy and development at Gavilon. “The combination of Wilmar’s raw material and processing strengths, Gavilon’s marketing and distribution capabilities, and a new, state-of-the-art facility will provide significant supply chain benefits for our customers.”

The facility will be located in the Port of Stockton and is expected to be operational by mid-2013. Centrally located in California, along Interstate 5 for convenient truck access, the facility will receive ocean bulk cargo vessels and connect with Union Pacific and Burlington Northern railroads.

Gavilon, LLC is a subsidiary of The Gavilon Group, LLC. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, The Gavilon Group, LLC is a leading commodity management firm, connecting producers and consumers of feed, food and fuel through its global supply chain network. Gavilon leverages its strategic partnerships and more than 300 facilities and regional offices worldwide to link agricultural and energy supply with demand. The company provides origination, storage and handling, transportation and logistics, marketing and distribution, and risk management services to tens of thousands of customers each year and employs 1,900 people around the world.

For more information visit www.gavilon.com.

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