Dr. Luke Minion, CEO of Pipestone System affiliated companies and Tim Hinton, Vice President of Big Gain, Inc. announce a new joint venture, Big Stone Marketing, LLC with Brian Stevens as its president. Big Stone Marketing, LLC, owned jointly by Pipestone and Big Gain, Inc. will provide marketing, risk management and verification services to all Pipestone System members and Big Gain customers.
Dr. Minion further announced Brian Stevens as President of Big Stone Marketing, LLC. Mr. Stevens has spent 19 years at Hormel Foods and most recently held the title of Director of Procurement. “We are excited that Brian is joining us to lead the Big Stone Marketing team and are confident that his long history of service to the swine industry will provide a great foundation for future growth for all Pipestone System and Big Gain producers. Organizing Big Stone Marketing and appointing Brian Stevens are part of our ongoing efforts to provide Pipestone System and Big Gain producers with services appropriate to keeping them competitive in a dynamic agricultural business environment,” said Dr. Minion.
The Pipestone System is responsible for management of 140,000 sows, over 500 employees, and nearly 2,000 boars in five states across the Midwest USA. Big Gain, Inc. is a supplier of nutritional products and services with two plants and a dealer distribution network in the upper Midwest.