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Penick & Ford, Ltd. was founded in 1897 by William S. Penick and James P. Ford in Shreveport, Louisiana. Its industry is specialty food ingredients and its headquarters were in Shreveport, Louisiana (1897-?), Bellevue, Washington (?-2002) and Englewood, Colorado (2002-present).

It reorganized in 1920 following the acquisition of Douglas Starch Works. The company was acquired by the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in 1965. The business was sold to the Univar Corporation in 1971. Univar spun off its manufacturing operations including Penick & Ford into a new company, Penwest, Ltd. in 1984. In 1997, the Penford Corporation was formed as a holding company. Both firms were acquired by Ingredion, Inc. in 2014.

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  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa

COMPANY NAMES

Penick & Ford (1897-1920)

Penick & Ford, Ltd. (1920-1987)

Penford Products Company (1987-present)

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