North Star Feeds to expand in Brunswick, investing more than $3.7 million and creating 5 new jobs

North Star Feeds, a leader in the development and manufacturing of feed fat blends, announced today that it will expand in Brunswick, investing more than $3.7 million and creating 5 new jobs. The company’s expansion of its existing facility will allow for increased process and energy efficiency while increasing product output.

“North Star Feeds’ expansion in Brunswick is great news for the community and our state’s agriculture industry,” said Governor Mike Parson. “It’s always exciting to see employers thriving as a result of our favorable business climate and skilled workforce. We look forward to the benefits this company will provide as it continues to grow and invest right here in Missouri.”

North Star Feeds’ Brunswick location recycles waste vegetable oils and fats through filtration and heating processes to transform them into useable materials for renewable energy. The company, which has been in operation for more than 40 years, provides a wide variety of products and services to meet the unique needs of its customers.

“North Star Feeds is excited for our acceptance into the Missouri Works program with the State of Missouri,” said Anthony Pellegrino, Vice President of Operations for North Star Feeds. “Thanks to this program, we have already hired two new employees and are in the process of hiring three more for our plant expansion in Brunswick, Missouri. We are grateful for this opportunity to continue growing and supporting our community.”

North Star Feeds’ expansion, expected to be complete in about two years, includes the addition of a new warehouse, maintenance shop, and boiler room. The company will also install new rail track, equipment, and product lines, while disposing of outdated materials.

“We’re excited to see North Star Feeds investing and creating new opportunities in Brunswick,” said Michelle Hataway, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development. “Our team is proud to support this company as it strengthens its community and helps Missourians prosper.”

For this expansion, North Star Feeds will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.

What others are saying

“I am excited to see the partnership between North Star Feeds and the Missouri Works program,” said Brunswick Mayor Diane Rice. “As an agricultural-based community, Brunswick works hard to make the most of its resources and its citizens will benefit from the additional infrastructure and jobs provided. An investment in rural Missouri is an investment in a strong Missouri.”

About North Star Feeds

North Star Feeds has been a pioneer in feed fat blends for more than 40 years. Its plants in Illinois, Kansas, Tennessee, and Missouri have been providing top-notch quality products and dependable services to all its customers. The company’s team of experts utilize onsite transloading of rail cars for long hauls and tank trucks for customers who prefer them.

To learn more about North Star Feeds, visit

About the Missouri Department of Economic Development

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) works to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life. As one team built around the customer and driven by data, DED aspires to be the best economic development department in the Midwest. Through its various initiatives, DED is helping create greater opportunities for Missourians to prosper.

For the latest updates on DED’s current or future programs and initiatives, visit DED’s website.

About the Missouri Works Program

As the state’s number one incentive tool for expansion and retention, the Missouri Works Program helps businesses access capital through withholdings or tax credits to embark on facility expansions and create jobs. This program can also help businesses purchase equipment to maintain its facility in Missouri.