Kay Dee, LLC will retain all assets of the animal nutrient companies, product lines and facilities formerly run under Kay Flo. Eric Lohry, the grandson of the company’s founder, will be at its helm.
May 19, 2015 (Kay Dee, LLC) North Sioux City, SD – The animal nutrients business formerly run under third generation company Kay Flo, has been reorganized under a new name, Kay Dee, LLC.
A.W. Lohry founded Kay Dee Feed in 1928, which evolved into Kay Flo in the 1970’s. Eric Lohry, A.W. Lohry’s grandson, has acquired all assets of the animal nutrients business, which now encompasses a family of brands including Kay Dee Feed, UltraPhos, NF Protein, DPS and Nutraferma.
“We are excited to be able to build upon a long tradition of customer focus, product innovation and intensive research and development,” Lohry said. “Our single mission now will be to create technologically advanced and research-proven products for the animal feed industry.”
Kay Dee, LLC was formed in concurrence with the sale of Kay Flo, which was announced Monday, May 18, 2015, and will retain all related animal nutrient companies, product lines and facilities.
Lohry said the sale of the fertilizer side of the business will allow the newly formed company to continue its legacy in a more focused, and strategic way.
Kay Dee owns and operates five manufacturing facilities; two are in Sioux City, Iowa and one in Nevada, Missouri, along with two joint venture facilities in North Sioux City, South Dakota and Jiangsu, China.
“This exciting change will offer a real advantage to our customers,” Lohry said. “What we were great at before, we will become even better going forward – we have exciting expansion plans right on the horizon.”
About Kay Dee, LLC:
Kay Dee has been a family company since 1928 and consists of a collection of brands including Kay Dee Feed, UltraPhos, NF Protein, DPS and Nutraferma (which will now be operated by Kay Dee). The company is headquartered in North Sioux City, South Dakota and has five manufacturing facilities; two are in Sioux City, Iowa, one in Nevada, Missouri and joint venture facilities in North Sioux City, South Dakota and Jiangsu, China. Kay Dee has a vast portfolio of brands that are recognized globally for excellence.