| New York Stock Exchange: DAR
Darling International Inc. is America's leading provider of rendering, recycling, and recovery solutions to the nation's food industry. Through its two operating segments, Rendering and Bakery Services, the Company operates more than 120 processing and transfer facilities, located throughout the United States to process raw materials into finished products. The Rendering segment engages in the collection and processing of animal by-products, including hides, from butcher shops, grocery stores, food service industry, and meat and poultry processors. It converts these products principally into useable oils and proteins utilized by the agricultural, leather, and oleo-chemical industries. This segment also includes Restaurant Services, which involves the collection of used cooking oils from food service establishments, recycling them into similar products, such as high-energy animal feed ingredients and industrial oils. It also provides grease trap collection services and sells equipment to restaurants. The Bakery feed division collects bakery waste materials and processess the raw material into bakery by-products (BBP), including Cookie Meal, an animal feed ingredient primarily used in poultry rations. Founded in 1882, Darling is headquartered in Irving, Texas.