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Company Week recently did a profile on Proximity Malt featuring CEO Dale West. From the article:
“CEO Dale West is rethinking the malt supply with a regional play that dovetails nicely into brewing trends.
In a long career in the malting industry, West saw an inherent inefficiency with the status quo that worsened with the advent of craft brewing. As the market morphed from “a few multinational companies to a plethora of craft breweries,” he struck out on his own to launch Proximity Malt.
Headquartered in Milwaukee, the company has two malthouses in Monte Vista, Colorado, and Laurel, Delaware. The business model is actually a throwback. “There used to be regional malthouses around the country,” says West.
As brewing consolidated, so did malting, dwindling to four major suppliers nationally by the 1990s. But as the number of breweries soared, going back to a regional model made good business sense to West.”
Please follow the link to read the full article to learn all about Proximity Malt, where we’ve come from, what we are doing, and what our vision for the future is!