Villanueva town’s B-Meg feeds plant opens 2013-A A +A
Friday, March 23, 2012
B-MEG-San Miguel Foods Company Incorporated, the largest Filipino-owned feeds milling firm in the Philippines, held a groundbreaking ceremony at sitio Tagbalogo, Barangay Dayawan in Villanueva town, eastern part of Misamis Oriental province, Thursday where its 15-hectare plant will be established.
Norman A. Ramos, the firm’s vice president and general manager, said the company has found a niche in Villanueva and hoped to provide employment opportunities and push further development in the industrial town of the province.
Ramos said once the plant is operational by 2013, not less than 300 personnel would be hired locally, ranging from lowest to highest positions.
He said the establishment of the plant would also give opportunities to local farmers who would be supplying 11,000 metric tons of corn and 5,000 metric tons of cassava every month, with plant’s capacity ably manufacture 60 tons per hour of feeds, the biggest among its 41 other feed mill plants nationwide.
San Miguel Pure Foods integrated operations range from breeding, contract growing, processing and marketing of chicken, pork and beef to the manufacture of refrigerated, canned and ready-to-cook meat products, butter, cheese, margarine, oils and fats, as well as animal and aquatic feeds.
Villanueva town Mayor Juliette Uy expressed belief in the seal of excellence to B-MEG even as she claimed that the company’s establishment of the factory would fulfill her dream of making the town as “an industrial hub in the province.”
During the groundbreaking’s short program, Uy thanked B-MEG for the trust and confidence the company has extended to the local government unit. In return, she said, local officials would support the company by maintaining peace and order in the area.
Uy said she believed that through B-MEG, the local government’s effort to alleviate the local residents from poverty is within reach as its tax collection would definitely improve.
San Miguel Corporation reportedly has always been the vanguard in providing high-quality products and services to Filipinos.
In 1953, when it first ventured into the feeds manufacturing business, San Miguel went one step further in its drive to feed the nation.
Using bacillus megatherium, a growth promotant derived from its beer brewing operations, it began supplying quality animal feeds for poultry and hog raisers nationwide.
Since then, the San Miguel feed manufacturing business has grown by leaps and bounds.
In 1955, it registered its flagship brand B-MEG with the Bureau of Animal Industry, giving it the distinction BAI Registration Certificate No. 1.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on March 24, 2012.