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Look Who's Joined IDFA

Feb 29, 2012

IDFA welcomes five new members this month.

Gold Business Partner

MetLife Food & Agribusiness Finance
4500 Westown Parkway, Suite 330 A
West Des Moines, IA  50266
Ph: 515-224-3458
Fax: 515-223-0757

Contact: Jake Espenmiller; Associate Director
Products/Services: MetLife provides long-term fixed or adjustable-rate mortgage financing to food and agribusiness companies for a full range of corporate capital needs. Advantages include competitive interest rates, flexible terms and structuring, internal underwriting and approval process, and speed and certainty of execution. MetLife's size and scale are key for one-stop shopping, funding large transactions and repeat issuance. With a 90-year history of agricultural real-estate lending and over $13 billion invested, MetLife has the financial strength and capacity to execute important transactions.

Business Partner

AmeriQuest Transportation Services
457 Haddonfield Road, Suite 220
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Ph: (800) 608-0809
Fax: (856) 773-0609

Contact: Mr. Kevin Fraser, Vice President of Financial Services
Products/Services: AmeriQuest is a provider of comprehensive fleet management services. Its finance division leverages intimate knowledge of fleet operations, equipment components, maintenance, remarketing and industry trends to provide a flexible finance solution designed specifically to increase productivity and lower overall operating costs. By leveraging the strength of more than 700,000 vehicles, the company can provide the same procurement savings as large-scale corporate entities. AmeriQuest's supply management program includes more than 70 leading manufacturers of fleet-related equipment, parts and supplies.

1440 Graham-Bell Street
Boucherville, Quebec, J4B 6H5
Toll Free: (800) 795-4064
Ph: (450) 449-3350
Fax: (450) 449-4002

Contact: Mr. Jean-Denis Bedard, President
Products/Services: COPRODEV PLUS has strong experience in the food and dairy industries and provides design and construction of specialty equipment for high throughput cheese-cutting and shredding production systems. COPRODEV PLUS specializes in industrial engineering-to-order, delivering on-demand engineering, offering design and manufacturing services, delivering innovative solutions to the cheese and dairy industries.

Kent Elastomer Products, Inc.
1500 St. Clair Avenue
Kent, OH 44240-0668
Ph: (330) 673-1011
Toll Free: (800) 331-4762
Fax: (330) 673-1351
Contact: Ms. Cindy Harry, Executive Director, Sales & Manufacturing
Products/Services: Kent Elastomer is a manufacturer of FDA-grade tubing (latex, TPE, santoprene and PVC). The company also provides assembled tubes with fittings and packaged in sealed bags.


International Membership

Belsyr JLLC
7 Sovetskaya Street
Kalinkovichi, 247710
Ph: 375 234532625
Fax: 375 234533430

Contact: Mr. Maksim Tabunou, Export Manager
Products/Services: The main field of the company's activity is milk processing and cheese production. While producing cheese, Belsyr JLLC uses modern biotechnologies, including dry and deep frozen bacterial starter cultures, which allow Belsyr JLLC meet high standards.

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