Our Employees are:
Dedicated to improving the agribusiness and food production chain since 1818.Leader in North America for consistent,high-quality oilseed processing products and service.
Dave AllemeierShawn AllemeierRobert AndrewsTodd BarnhartJustic BrownGary CarterTony CarterErick EickholtMike FinnTerry FischerMatt FoustDonnie FowlerRick GableGreg GarzaJaime GarzaDebra GeierJoe GeiseLarry GrigsbyCory HaehnJoe HoffmanJim HolmanAngie HullDavid HunterRichard JonesLogan KehresJeremy KlineZach KnebelRobin KriegelRyan KriegelDaniel KuehnTom MerschmanAustin MillerFrank MillerTravis MillerDoug MilliganDoug Milligan Jr.Tony MatneyScott MoenterDan MuellerKevin OstingJerry ParrishMichael PlackeJoe PriceMark RobeyRyan RobeyMark SchramJeremy StangerTony SueverJohn SwickrathJayne SwygartMichael TruesdaleKevin WhiteDave Zalar
234 S. Jefferson St.Delphos, OhioPh. 419-692-6010www.bunge.com
Bunge Limited, founded in 1818, is aleading agribusiness and food company withintegrated operations that circle the globe.Bunge employs over 32,000 employees atover 400 facilities in over 30 countries.Bunge’s agribusiness operations processand transport tens of millions of tons of com-modities every year. The facility at 234 SouthJefferson street is a soybean processing plantoriginally built in 1909. The business pur-chases soybeans which are processed tomake soybean oil and meal. The oil is sent tothe company’s other locations for further pro-cessing into various food products. The mealis sold to customers both locally and globally.The Delphos facility has been makingsoybean oil and meal since the 1940s andemploys 53 people. Office hours are 8 a.m.to 4:30 p.m., with grain receiving hours of 7a.m. to 7 p.m.Tony Matney is the Facility Manager.For more information about the company,visit the company’s website at : www.bunge.com
Bunge is a leading agribusiness and food companywith integratedoperations that circlethe globe, stretch-ing from farm fieldto the retail shelf.
March 2013 The Herald Progress Edition – 3A
Spencerville to see completion of new water plant
BY STEPHANIE GROVESsgroves@delphosherald.com
SPENCERVILLE —Spencerville’s new water treat-ment facility, which will be locat-ed adjacent to the SpencervilleSwimming Pool on BroadwayStreet, will be completed in midMay. The 8 containers, which arebeing constructed in and trans-ported from Quebec, Canada, byH2O Innovation, will arrive May13. The installation will beginwith the tanks being unloadedfrom the carrier and set in placeand the plumbing and electricalwork will follow.The funds were securedthrough the Ohio EPA, The OhioDepartment of Developmentwater and sewer grant pro-gram and the Water SupplyRevolving Loan Account(WSRLA) program through theEPA. The total project will cost$3.2 million with the electricalportion of the project tallyingapproximately $467,000.The original scheduled com-pletion was set for this pastMarch 4 but design revisionsstretched the tentative comple-tion time by more than fivemonths. With a custom projectof this magnitude, the villageengineer and innovation’s teamhad to collaborate on the designbefore a viable schematic wasdevised.Once the system is up andrunning, residents will havequality, filtered, softened waterto utilize in their homes for20-27 cents per day, which is thecost to pay debt service back. Inthe summer of 2012, the villagecompleted the repair of a mainline—which leaked for close toone year— that ran under therailroad tracks at Route 66. The$50,000 project was paid for bythe village.The culvert project is now inthe design and funding phaseand entails replacing the brokenmain line, which engineers esti-mate at $1 million. It is slated tobe apportioned into fiscal year2016’s budget.Spencerville has many in-house construction projectson tap for the upcoming year,which includes; replacing 100-1200 lineal feet of water main;adding 300 lineal feet of 12”storm sewer pipe at the watertreatment plane; tie drainagecomponents from swimmingpool into new water main; pavewaste water facilities’ driveat $17,500 mid to late spring;replace the water line under thevillage Utility Dept. parkinglot and then pour a concretelot; and re-paint the entireswimming pool by the June 1deadline for $5,000.The village will also takeadvantage of Moving OhioForward Grant program, whichfinancially aids communitiesundertaking activities to demol-ish dilapidated abandoned andvacant residential properties.These properties have struc-tures on them no one willbuy and on average, will cost$7,000 to raze. The villagemay be in the position to holdproperty owners accountableand assess them the portion of the cost of demolition (10-15percent) that the village mayhave to absorb.
Spencerville Local Schoolsworking to meet raised bar
BY STACY TAFFstaff@delphosherald.com
SPENCERVILLE — Due to the raisedbar put in place by the Ohio Departmentof Education with the new Common CoreStandards and teacher/principal evaluationsystem, local schools have been scramblingover the last year to prepare their studentsand staff for the higher expectations. Thenew standards, which cover core stud-ies like math, science, social studies andEnglish language arts, are expected to befully in place for all grade levels during the2013-14 school year.Spencerville Schools, which has beenrated “Excellent” or “Excellent withDistinction” for the last five years on theOhio Report Card, continues to work onkeeping up.“We continue to work on implement-ing the new common core, some of thisinvolves deconstructing the new standardsand the alignment of curriculum, particu-larly in math,” Superintendent Joel Hatfieldsaid. “We are hopeful that we will be able topurchase a number of new math textbooksat various grade levels where we are mostin need.“We also continue the process of prepar-ing the staff and administration for the newOhio Teacher Evaluation System and OhioPrincipal Evaluation System that will begoing into effect. We will need to have arecommendation ready for the board of edu-cation to approve in June. The staff has alsobeen working hard at learning to write newStudent Learning Objectives and StudentGrowth Measures. We are learning a wholebunch of new acronyms.”The district is also looking to give stu-dents more opportunities to get a leg upinto college by adding more college-levelcourses.“The high school has implemented sev-eral ‘dual enrollment’ classes in Spanishand business in conjunction with RhodesState College and are currently workingwith Urbana University to expand the num-ber of college courses we offer here atSpencerville High School for next year,”he said.Student safety is always of paramountconcern to school district officials but afterthe tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementaryin Newtown, CT, Spencerville, like mostschools, is ratcheting up the level of secu-rity it offers and training staff to respondbetter in the event of an emergency.“Our Crisis Response Team has recentlycompleted a revision of our EmergencyAction Guide, with the support of localpolice, EMS, fire department and the AllenCounty EMA,” Hatfield said. “This docu-ment, along with updated maps, has beensubmitted to the Ohio Attorney General’soffice in accordance with state law.”Despite all the issues, changes and man-dates that public schools have dealt withover the last several years and will con-tinue to deal with for several more at least,Hatfield says he’s proud of the way hisdistrict has been persevering.“I am very proud of how hard our staff has worked over the last few years to incor-porate all the new changes coming downfrom Columbus,” he said. “This work hasbeen done in spite of the frustration of stillnot knowing what will be expected of us inthe near future.”