Century-old KC business Bartlett acquired by Utah company

Bartlett and Co., a Kansas City-based company founded in 1907, is selling to a Utah company.

Bartlett, which specializes in grain marketing, flour milling and feed manufacturing, will combine with Salt Lake City-based Savage Companies, which will become Savage Enterprises after the deal closes in August.

Terms of the acquisition were not announced.

Savage provides services to a variety of clients, including oil refineries, railroads and food shippers.

Savage has about 4,000 employees at 250 sites around the world. Bartlett has 760 employees at 30 sites, mostly in the U.S. and Mexico.

Bartlett recently settled federal action stemming from a 2011 explosion at Kansas grain elevator that killed six people.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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