Meet dispatcher Linda Spain

Linda Spain is a dispatcher/broker for Pacific Ag Logistics, based at the Pacific Ag North Carolina office. She’s been with the company since March 2016. Linda brings more than 25 years of transportation experience to her position, but notes that this was her first foray into agriculture. “I was accustomed to dispatching from fixed dock [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:20+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Meet dispatcher Linda Spain

Pacific Ag Welcomes Kerry Calaway

When Pacific Ag bought Calagri in June, it gained more than a harvest company and expanded supply and market reach. With the acquisition came approximately 30 fulltime employees, as well as Calagri co-owner Kerry Calaway. “(Pacific Ag CEO) Bill Levy and I met 18 years ago on a baling project,” Kerry said. “Ever since, we’ve [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:20+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Pacific Ag Welcomes Kerry Calaway

Meet Tom and Stephanie Borgen of Pacific Ag’s ND operation

Tom and Stephanie Borgen were in San Antonio for an erosion control conference earlier this spring, and that's where they ran into Pacific Ag's CEO Bill Levy and general manager Eddie Rowe. Tom and Stephanie were already familiar with Pacific Ag, as part of their family business involves selling wheat straw and manufacturing erosion control products. [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Meet Tom and Stephanie Borgen of Pacific Ag’s ND operation

Pacific Ag Focuses on Feed Yards and Dairies with New Hire

Brook Holstein Campbell has been recently hired as the High Plains Sales Manager with her charge to develop new business with feed yards and dairies in the High Plains region. “We’re actively diversifying our sales channel in Oklahoma, southwestern Kansas and the Texas panhandle,” said Harrison Pettit, vice-president of corporate development. “We have a reliable [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Pacific Ag Focuses on Feed Yards and Dairies with New Hire

Crop Residue to Biochemicals on a Commercial Scale—First of Its Kind Canadian Project Announced

At the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference in February, Comet Biorefining (London, Ontario) announced the location of a new, commercial-scale biomass-derived sugar facility in Sarnia, Ontario. Sustainable Development Technology Canada awarded the company a CDN$10.9 million grant for construction of the plant, a first of its kind. The project is the result of a partnership between [...]

By | 2017-04-04T02:32:49+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Crop Residue to Biochemicals on a Commercial Scale—First of Its Kind Canadian Project Announced

Gabriel Gutierrez: More Than Just A Harvest Supervisor

Pacific Ag works across a large expanse of territory, which makes running simultaneous harvest operations a challenge. The skilled labor team at each location is key to running a multi-state harvest. Gabriel Gutierrez is no exception to the important work that is done by the field teams. Currently, Gabriel serves as a Western Kansas region [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Gabriel Gutierrez: More Than Just A Harvest Supervisor

Carrie Koeing: Mom, Friend, and Talented Co-Worker

Sitting at the conference table gazing at the ceiling for her thoughts, Carrie Koeing says there isn’t much people don’t know about her. “I’m an open book,” she adds. For Carrie, being in the spotlight is more of a chore than a highlight. She feels more comfortable working behind the scenes. However, Carrie is still [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Carrie Koeing: Mom, Friend, and Talented Co-Worker

Corn Stover Makes a Case for Plastic Bottles

Imagine drinking your favorite Coke beverage from a plastic bottle made from corn stover. That’s the vision of Coca-Cola’s PlantBottleTM initiative: to source biomass from corn stover and other non-food feedstock around the world to manufacture a bottle made entirely from renewable plant material by 2020. This November, Pacific Ag Vice President Harrison Pettit paid [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Corn Stover Makes a Case for Plastic Bottles

Developing a Corn Stover Supply Chain with DuPont

In 2010, the CEO of what was then DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol (DDCE), the joint venture formed to develop and deploy cellulosic conversion technology, traveled to eastern Oregon to the headquarters of Pacific Ag. At the time, DDCE had a fledgling 225,000-gallon-a-year demonstration plant in Vonore, Tennessee. DuPont was still refining the technology and testing [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Developing a Corn Stover Supply Chain with DuPont

Strong relationships mean better customer experience

Pacific Ag owns and operates the largest fleet of biomass harvesting equipment in North America, and close working relationships with our equipment manufacturers mean a better experience for our customers. Our manufacturing process involves hundreds of thousands of acres on which harvested crop residue is field-densified into half-ton bales. The bales are stacked and stored before being shipped [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Strong relationships mean better customer experience