Eric Lofquist, President & CEO

President & CEO

Chagrin Falls, Ohio / News Release / Magnus International Group welcomed yesterday Hiram College students from India at its manufacturing facility in Painesville Township, Ohio, where the company makes natural products as Hardy Animal Nutrition (HAN) and Hardy Industrial Technologies (HIT).

Through Hiram’s Global Institute for Management and Leadership, students are participating in an innovative, six-week summer exchange program to learn about international business management, IT, e-commerce and more.

Magnus was selected as a tour site because of its award-winning work with natural animal feed ingredients, natural consumer waxes and alternative fuels. HAN and HIT refine discarded raw materials from the food industry, such as fats, oils and greases, and convert them into sustainable global products.

Shelli Riley, Account Support Specialist

Account Support Specialist

The students from India were a mix of MBA and engineering undergraduates training in multinational business practices, business english, automation and operations management.

Magnus president and CEO Eric Lofquist educated the group on Hardy Animal Nutrition and provided tours of HAN’s solid animal feed ingredients operation. Shelli Riley, account support specialist for the company, discussed scheduling and transportation logistics, and Magnus’ communications consultant, Nicki Artese, answered questions about marketing and PR.

“Magnus is honored to have been chosen as a host site for Hiram’s unique program, considering the many outstanding manufacturing and distribution companies in Northeast Ohio,” said Eric. “The students came well-prepared with very insightful questions and curiosities about our facility and about the industrial sector here and abroad.”

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 Chagrin Falls, 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