1939 Hillman St
Tulare, CA, 93274 United States
(559) 685-6100 †
#114 in Forbes Largest Private Companies (October 2015)
Located in Tulare, California -- near more than 300 million dairy cows -- feed maker J. D. Heiskell & Company has taken the real estate mantra to heart. But in addition to its home-base location, location, location, Heiskell also has other mills elsewhere in California, and in Idaho, and New Mexico, and a network of merchants that positions the company to be among the leading feed providers in the US. It purchases grain and other ingredients from farmers in the Midwest, markets grain nationwide, and ships feed products to customers throughout the country, though it focuses on the West Coast. The privately-owned company, founded in 1886, is still controlled by descendants of founder Jefferson Davis Heiskell.