UTAH COMPANY TO ACQUIRE BARTLETT GRAIN, MILLING

A Kansas City-based grain and milling company has reportedly agreed to merge into a Utah-based operation in a deal between two privately held firms.  The Kansas City Star reports that Bartlett and Company will merge with Savage Companies to create Savage Enterprises.  Bartlett’s grain merchandising and milling industries in nine states plus Mexico, will become the latest acquisition by the Utah conglomerate. A spokesman for Savage says they intend to keep Bartlett’s 760 employees at their positions after the merger takes place this summer.  Savage also recently acquired a pair of waste removal companies, and provides services for industries including oil refining, power generation, construction, and shipping of various materials. The merger does not involve Bartlett’s cattle operations. The company is reportedly seeking “strategic alternatives” for their feedlots in Texas and Kansas.