PGP International Commended as NOR-CAL 100 Business


US Congressman John Garamendi (3rd District – CA) has issued a commendation of PGP International upon the company’s recognition by Innovate North State for “making tremendous economic contributions in Northern California” and “paving the path for economic prosperity in California and across the nation.”

“The 100 manufacturers that make up the inaugural Nor-Cal 100 represent an amazing – in many cases unknown – group of businesses who are innovating throughout northern California, selling products all over the world and bringing dollars back home to the region,” Innovate managing director Jon Gregory said in a news release.

Innovate North State is a public/private partnership driven by CEOs of leading North State businesses. It was established in early 2012 to create jobs in the region by specifically focusing resources on helping innovative growth companies succeed. The Innovate North State concept was seeded by NoRTEC, and its development was aided by a State Innovation Challenge Grant. Innovate North State’s 5-Year Vision is to have the North State recognized as the most economically competitive rural region in the U.S. by 2017. For more information, visit

PGP International is a subsidiary of ABF Ingredients, a global food ingredients corporation that is part of Associated British Foods.  PGPI has four locations in the US:  Headquarters, mill and extrusion plant in Woodland; a rice mill in Colusa, CA; a and a factory under construction in Evansville, IN.