Jan. 16 2019 03:29 PM

    New Plant to Increase Efficiency, Production, and Quality

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    Plain Star, LLC, a subsidiary of Lawley’s Inc.—a national leader in animal nutrition and animal illness prevention—has expanded into Plainview, Texas with the purchase of a new manufacturing and distribution facility. The former ADM Milling Plant, located at 1208 N. Columbia Street in Plainview, is a 80,000 square-foot plant that will not only create employment opportunities within the industry and better serve customers in the region, but will also allow for enhanced production, quality control, and efficiency.

    “Due to our extensive existing customer base in the southwest region, expanding into Texas made sense—not only from a logistic point of view, but also because we want to be a part of the communities we serve by hiring and buying locally to support our southwest clientele,” said Casey Lawley, CEO for Lawley’s Inc. “The proximity of our new plant to our existing and future customers in Texas and eastward will expedite our process, as well as increase our production capability. Once up and running, we expect the new facility to exceed—with the opportunity to double—current production in California.”

    Over the course of the next six months, Lawley’s will be updating and remodeling the facility and expects production to begin in Texas in mid-2019. With state-of-the-art, automated equipment, the production facility will include a research laboratory and will be utilized for the manufacturing and distribution of animal nutrition products for several animal species. The main focus will be on milk replacers, specialty products, and nutritional supplements for calves to service dairies, calf ranches, and farm stores in Texas, New Mexico, and neighboring states.

    “Our new facility and the cutting-edge technology employed will ensure efficient batching, greater quality control, and top-of-the-line products for producers,” added Lawley. “We will have the ability to manufacture with precision and superb quality, unmatched in the industry. Additionally, our Plainview site will enable us to expand our product line by giving us the perfect research facility to innovate, improve, and design new processes. Our commitment has always been to provide the best possible service and unparalleled products that help to maximize the profits for producers, and our new location will enable us to do just that.”

    For more information on Lawley’s and their products, visit www.lawleys.com.

    About Lawley’s: Serving producers for over 30 years, Lawley’s specializes in animal nutrition and prevention of animal illnesses by producing nutrients and supplements that enhance growth, health and performance to keep herds thriving. The Lawley's brand has become nationally recognized for the company's long line of animal nutrition products. In the Lawley family tradition, Lawley's Inc. continues to manufacture and distribute nutritional calf products for the dairy industry, as well as animal supplements for replacement heifers and cows, beef cattle, horses, poultry, swine, and lamb/kid.