1996 Regional Winner

Star of The West Milling Co. - Richville, MI

“We go back 125 years,” James Howe, plant food division manager of Star of the West Milling Co., says looking back at his company’s commitment to environmental excellence. “And we are looking at the next 125 years.”

Star of the West has invested in many safety features, including a new totally enclosed area where bulk chemicals and fertilizers are mixed and loaded. A computer-operated system gives extremely accurate control over these products as well.

In the past year, the company has implemented a special program to help employees focus on strategic points to improve their ability to protect the environment, keep informed about food safety issues and educate the community about the environment.