Cargill celebrates 150 years


Cargill one of the largest privately held enterprises in the world, begins its yearlong 150th anniversary celebration. In 1865, William Wallace Cargill became the owner of a single grain warehouse in Iowa, who founded Cargill which has major businesses in trading, purchasing and distributing grain and other agricultural commodities, such as palm oil; producing food ingredients such as starch and glucose syrup, vegetable oils and fats for application in processed foods and industrial use.

“We are proud of our legacy and the many people who have created it. Throughout our anniversary year, we will be reflecting on our past and present, and we’ll use those reflections as a springboard to help us focus our thinking on how we can help our partners and customers thrive in an increasingly complex world,” said David MacLennan, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Cargill

In 2015, for example, Cargill will bring together emerging international thought leaders with Cargill Learning Journeys in Africa and China, and will prominently participate in events where improving food security and sustainable food production are core topics. Cargill also is marking its 150th anniversary with an online collection of stories, highlighting the people, decisions, and innovations that shaped Cargill.

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