Cleveland, Ohio / News Release / Magnus International Group is proud to be a continuing sponsor of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio events. Tonight, we attended the BBBS Festival of Trees at Quail Hollow in Painesville, Ohio, for which we decorated a holiday tree for a live auction. The unique black-tie gala dinner transformed the resort’s grand ballroom into a winter wonderland.

Proceeds from the array of magical and whimsical trees will benefit 500 Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula County children through traditional matching programs and the agency’s growing after-school programs. More than 350 volunteers are engaged as BBBSNEO mentors, including Dottie Lofquist, Magnus founder Eric Lofquist’s wife.

Dottie conceptualized our “Green Christmas” tree, a fitting reflection of the company’s creativity in sustainable products manufacturing. Together with Magnus’ Shelli Riley, they purchased handcrafted ornaments made from natural or vintage items by independent artisans.

The ornaments were designed from tree parts, wood, glass, tin, buttons and other raw or recycled materials to celebrate the organic wonder of the holiday season. The company even used old books and barbwire to fashion eco-friendly strands of garland. Our “Green Christmas” tree was valued at $1,550.

About Magnus International Group
Founded in 2007, Magnus International Group is an award-winning manufacturer and distributor of natural animal feed ingredients, natural consumer waxes and alternative fuels. The company creates these proprietary products under its Hardy Animal Nutrition and Hardy Industrial Technologies brands by refining discarded food industry raw materials such as fats, oils and greases.

Magnus’ corporate office is in Cleveland, Ohio, and the company’s 25-acre production facility is located in Painesville Township, Ohio. There are only about 12 oleochemical plants in the U.S. and none are known to operate as uniquely and flexibly as Magnus or create the same outputs from products that are otherwise landfill-bound. The company partners with some of the world’s largest food production and consumer products organizations.


Magnus Media & Marketing Contact:
Nicki Artese / 216-932-2168