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INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER REPORTS SMITH FOODS ACQUIRED BY KANSAS CITY COMPANY

(Richmond, IN)--A publication called Food Business News reported on Wednesday that a long-time Richmond manufacturer has been acquired by a Kansas City-based organization.  It reports Dairy Farmers of America has acquired Smith Foods, which encompasses the Richmond processing plant.  Smith Foods makes extended shelf-life dairy and non-dairy beverages, as well as ice cream and shake mixes.  The plant will be renamed Richmond Beverage Solutions.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Smith Foods began in Richmond as Wayne Dairy 101 years ago.  According to the EDC website, Smith Foods employs 203 people and is Wayne County’s 14th largest employer.