Gavilon to build edible oil facility in California

by Eric Schroeder
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OMAHA — Gavilon, L.L.C. said it will build an edible oil processing, transloading and storage facility in Stockton, Calif. The company will partner with Singapore-based Wilmar International Ltd. to import and process palm, coconut and palm kernel oils to serve the California and neighboring West coast markets.

“Our partnership with the leading producer of palm and lauric oils brings unique product and logistic offerings to the California market that are not available today,” said Alex Fox, director of strategy and development at Gavilon. “The combination of Wilmar’s raw material and processing strengths, Gavilon’s marketing and distribution capabilities, and a new, state-of-the-art facility will provide significant supply chain benefits for our customers.”

The facility will be located in the Port of Stockton and is expected to be operational by mid-2013. The facility will receive ocean bulk cargo vessels and connect with Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads, Gavilon said.

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