OUR HISTORY

Founded in January 2017, NewStar Sourcing and Service has seen its business expand and evolve at a rapid pace. At our core, we deploy our experience and skill in the areas of procurement, sales, logistics, warehousing, and manufacturing to offer a wide array of products and services to our customers.

With the acquisition of our new site in Fremont, Nebraska in 2023, NewStar entered a new era. Adding feed manufacturing capabilities, featuring pelleted feeds and premixes, NewStar has solidified its foundation and positioned itself to serve a broader range of customers for years to come.

There are both purpose and emphasis behind the words “Sourcing” and “Service” in our name. Our commitment to our customers is to be outstanding both in terms of our ability to source goods on their behalf and to deliver them on time and in good order.

OUR OPERATIONS

Warehousing techniques in the feed industry haven’t changed much in the last 40 years. Here at NewStar, we’ve invested in state-of-the-art technology which will create a large efficiency and food safety gap between ourselves and our competition.

By utilizing VNA (very narrow aisle) infrastructure and installing heavy-duty racking up to 30 feet high, NewStar will be able to maximize storage capacity while minimizing square footage, energy, and manpower. The efficient use of space allows that every pallet is aisle-facing and easy to access, thus ensuring first-in-first-out and a high level of pest control.

We know we are in a highly competitive market and truly believe that advancements such as these will set us apart in the eyes of our customers and suppliers.

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Special equipment (turret trucks manufactured in Germany) has been purchased to further automate the process. These trucks are navigated “smart” trucks which are programmed to interface with NewStar’s ERP system. Using bar-coding and lot control, the trucks are programmed to, with a high level of automation, select the products needed for order fulfillment, know their location in the warehouse to within 1/16 of an inch, and quickly bring them to the proper loading station.

OUR TEAM

Greg Lawfer
Greg LawferTerritory Manager
WI, E. MN, N. IL
Karley Kenney
Karley KenneyTerritory Manager
E. IA, S. IL
Tony Chism
Tony ChismTerritory Manager
W. KS, CO, OK, TX
Kyle Van Vugt
Kyle Van VugtTerritory Manager
W. IA, W. MN, SD
Keith Prohaska
Keith ProhaskaTerritory Manager
NE, SD
Richard Pearl
Richard PearlTerritory Manager
MO, AR, E. KS
Tony Colanino
Tony ColaninoPresident
Ted Brands
Ted BrandsVice President
Tyler Brown
Tyler BrownPurchasing Manager