New Joint Venture to Serve Global Fats and Oils MarketThursday, February 27, 2020
Tyson Fresh Meats, the largest US processor and marketer of animal fats, has launched a joint venture with Jacob Stern & Sons, a leading distributor of oleochemicals through its Acme-Hardesty division. Both companies have enjoyed strong relationship for over five decades. The new business, JST Global, will be headquartered in Houston, Texas, with former president of Jacob Stern & Sons’ Texas Division Jay Van Valen in position as chief executive officer. The Jacob Stern & Sons and Tyson Fresh Meats sales teams will collaborate to provide a seamless transition for customers. Following a transition period, the marketing of all animal fats generated by Tyson Fresh Meats will be conducted by JST Global teams in Houston, Dakota Dunes, and Omaha.