Griffin Industries Today
Griffin Industries was founded in 1943 by John and Rosellen
Griffin. Today, Griffin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Darling International and part of the
largest rendering company in North America. The company provides the most effective animal
and bakery by-product and restaurant grease recycling services in the world, reclaiming these
materials into a host of value-added product streams. Headquartered in Cold Spring, Kentucky,
the company continues to grow and expand, developing new products and services and extending
its reach in the domestic and global marketplace.
Derived from agriculture-based recycling operations and restaurant and bakery by-product collection services, Griffin's products include fats, oils, proteins, renewable fuels, methyl esters, leather goods and organic fertilizers. An innovative industry leader, Griffin products are synonymous with quality in the pet food, animal feed, industrial/chemical, petroleum, leather and fertilizer industries.
Service has always played a critical role in Griffin's historic growth, and it continues to do so today. Basic animal agriculture recycling services provide the raw materials of the company's rendering operations; inedible animal by-products and spent cooking oils are handled efficiently and safely. The addition of Bakery Feeds® in 1993 extended Griffin's recycling and waste management role to the bakery industry and furthered the company's development of equipment specialized to service customer needs.
The foundation supporting Griffin's successful production of consistent, quality products is our commitment to biosecurity. Implementation of prevention-based programs, as defined by the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) food safety model, is the granite base of that foundation. A world-class centralized laboratory with satellite labs at each plant location further insures that Griffin products meet or exceed standards established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
All Griffin production operations are secured facilities with perimeter fencing, restricted-access entrances and exits and video monitoring that ensure product safety and security.
Griffin's quality assurance commitment is further demonstrated by the certification of all rendering and bakery operations through the American Feed Industry Association's Safe Feed/Safe Food program. Certification signifies that all Griffin production facilities have embraced feed-based safety programs, reduced food safety risks and are actively participating in an approved risk management program.
Dedicated to continuously improving our product value and providing our customers with a competitive edge, Griffin has developed a number of unique nutrition products. Griffin's Bi-Pas® proteins dramatically improve dairy milk production. Flash Dried Poultry Meal® significantly increases protein digestibility. Cookie Meal® is the preferred high-energy corn replacement. And the successful Fat On The Farm® program enhances flexibility when formulating rations on the farm. Griffin's custom blending ability and specialty formulations further personalize our products and services.
Market diversification is an integral component of Griffin's business strategy.
Bio G-3000® - Premium Biodiesel Fuel, an approved alternative diesel fuel, is derived from recycled restaurant grease, animal fat or soybean oil utilizing Griffin's state-of-the-art technology. This renewable fuel can power any diesel vehicle or generator.
Fat For Fuel® - is an economic alternative fuel for industrial boilers and driers.
VersaGen® - Specialty Methyl Esters, biodegradable and renewable resources used in the chemical, industrial and agricultural markets, offer tremendous environmental and performance benefits over conventional petroleum-based products.
Nature Safe® - Natural & Organic Fertilizers, a complete line of turf care and agricultural products, are derived from Griffin's quality animal proteins.
Griffin products are sold around the world. By combining quality products with the support of a reliable logistics network, Griffin services an extensive range of domestic and international clients and locations.
Environmental stewardship is a vital part of Griffin Industries. Griffin's Corporate Headquarters and all production facilities are certified through Audubon's Cooperative Sanctuary System. Griffin is a model of environmental excellence in the development of sustainable business practices and in the creation and use of renewable resources.