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WAREHOUSING & PACKAGING

"The perfect customer is less about scale than the type
of business they participate in. " -Shawn Meaney, CEO

// JM Swank focuses on optimizing its supply
chain and part of that effort is ensuring it
right-sizes its fleet.

A New Era

JM SWANK STRIVES TO BECOME THE LEADING
NATIONAL FOOD INGREDIENT DISTRIBUTOR BY
INVESTING IN THE COMPANY.
>JM SWANK

BY JANICE HOPPE-SPIERS

JM Swank is focusing on optimizing
its supply chain network and transforming areas of the company that had been
underinvested, after being acquired
this summer by Platinum Equity, from
ConAgra Foods. The new ownership is
making investments in the company with
the goal of becoming the leading national,
full-line food ingredient distributor.
"We have been in business since 1954,

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so we have been in the market for a long
time. Over the past 25 years we've had
the really nice opportunity to develop
and grow the business as part of ConAgra
Food - now ConAgra Brands," CEO
Shawn Meaney says. "We will take all
those attributes we've developed and
maintained over the past six decades
and really line up with a new ownership
structure that truly wants to take the
business to the next level."

The North Liberty, Iowa-based company considers itself the No. 2 player today
in the food ingredients distribution space.
JM Swank says its scale, national
presence and partnerships with domestic food ingredient manufacturers
greatly contribute to that ranking, but
its emphasis on service is really what
distinguishes it from the competition.
"The thing that's critically important is
the tremendous amount of emphasis on
the service side of our business; an at-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
JM Swank
www.jmswank.com
Headquarters: North Liberty, Iowa
Revenue: $500 million
Employees: 250
Specialty: Food ingredient distributor
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