Pinnacle Premix was established in November of 2014 with the construction of our first premixing plant in Visalia, California. Visalia is in the southern half of the San Joaquin Valley, home to California’s agricultural heartland. The plant is ideally situated on one of the state’s major north-south trucking routes (Highway 99) halfway between the major port cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Pinnacle opened at a time when the premix market was experiencing a high demand for services, due in part by a decades-long succession of plant closures in California.
Construction of the Visalia plant was well-planned and executed to provide a facility that would surpass the status quo in terms of safety and reliability. With construction complete on the processing portion of the facility, our first premix was produced in April of 2015.
The final phases of construction were finished less than a year later in March of 2016, and within the next few months, Pinnacle purchased a distribution warehouse near Portland, Oregon to meet the needs of customers in the Great Northwest.
“We know we have to prove that we’re doing a good job through documentation and results. Our success comes down to integrity, honesty, accountability, and traceability. It’s our job to demonstrate that we’re doing it right, and we’re doing it safely.”
Pinnacle has carved out an enviable niche, in part by acquiring an SQF (Safe Quality Food) Food Safety Certificate in October of 2016. This certification is recognized by retailers and service providers around the world who require a rigorous, credible, food safety management system. Pinnacle’s Visalia facility is only one of three in the U.S. and the only one on the West Coast with this certification.
In order to better serve customers in Texas, the Midwest, and beyond, the company is currently expanding processing and distribution operations to Hereford, Texas.
From its inception, General Manager Travis Taylor and his team have taken the lead in establishing Pinnacle Premix by building relationships in nearly every sector of the feed industry. With regard to Pinnacle’s role and its position within the industry, Taylor says, “We know we have to prove that we’re doing a good job through documentation and results. Our success comes down to integrity, honesty, accountability, and traceability. It’s our job to demonstrate that we’re doing it right, and we’re doing it safely.”
From day one, Pinnacle Premix’s progress has been well-planned and professionally executed. Our growth has been responsive, strategic, purpose-driven, and based on the needs of our customers.
November – Filed corporate papers with the Secretary of State
February – Hired key personnel (production, quality control and administration)
April – Manufactured the first batch of premix
March – Completed the last phases of construction on the Visalia plant.
July – Purchased a distribution warehouse near Portland, Oregon.
October – Obtained SQF (Safe Quality Food) Level II food safety certification
January – Implemented current ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and barcode system
May – Acquired our first delivery truck to serve San Joaquin Valley customers
July – Passed an unannounced SQF (Safe Food Quality) Audit for the 2018-2019 cycle
November – Announced our Hereford, Texas expansion
May – Purchased property for Hereford, Texas operation