Pellet producer Equustock acquires South Dakota, New York plants

By Ron Kotrba | February 20, 2017

Illinois-based wood pellet producer Equustock LLC announced two recent plant acquisitions in Rapid City, South Dakota, and Kingsbury, New York. The Rapid City plant is the former Mountain Pine Management facility and the site in Kingsbury is the former location of Royal Wood Shavings.

According to Equustock, the Rapid City plant is already producing Equustock pelleted horse bedding, cat litter, absorbents and fuel pellets, and the company plans to include additional lines to also manufacture Equustock and custom-label products.

The Kingsbury plant produces manufactured shavings for the equestrian community serving the Northeast U.S. Equustock plans to immediately upgrade equipment and packaging lines to accommodate its three distinct shavings products, as well as custom-labeling for select clients.

“The acquisitions of these two strategically located facilities combined with our existing network of plants allow Equustock to effectively reach markets for all of our products throughout the U.S.,” said CEO Claire Brant.