Simplot Mining & Manufacturing is a division of J. R. Simplot Company, which operates as a food and agribusiness company. Founded in 1923, the parent company s products include animal feed, herbicides, spreaders, greens, seeds, grass, and agricultural and turf fertilizers. J. R. Simplot Company offers food products, such as avocado, fruits, potatoes, vegetables and French fries. The parent company s industrial products include anhydrous ammonia, sulfate, silica, and sulfuric and phosphoric acids. J. R. Simplot Company s services also include construction and crop support and consulting, as well as animal health and nutritional programs. The parent company has annual sales revenue of more than $4.5 billion. J. R. Simplot Company has a staff of over 10,000 employees who serves markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, China and other Asian countries. The parent company s food products serve a variety of end users, including regional chains, food service distributors, consumer-product companies, and national and international quick-service restaurants. The parent company owns phosphate ore reserves and its nearby production facilities in the United States.