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Primient Supports STEM Programs for Young Learners in Duluth Public Schools

27 July 2022

DULUTH, MN – (July 27, 2022) – Stowe Elementary School will have two new STEM programs at the Kindergarten level in the 2023 school year thanks to a grant from Primient. This grant is supported by Primient through a partnership with Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.


Primient, a leading producer of food and industrial ingredients made from plant-based, renewable sources, was established April 1, 2022, through Tate & Lyle PLC’s sale of a controlling stake in its primary products business to KPS Capital Partners LLC. The Duluth facility is one of five Primient manufacturing facilities located in the United States, employs more than 50 people, and is proud to serve as an active community partner.


The grants for 2023 include $2,205 to support two STEM programs at Stowe Elementary.


  • Small Scientists encourages students to actively explore the world around them and apply real scientific methods. As junior investigators, students will discover science and nature-based topics through hands-on activities, problem solving, and invention.


  • Kindergarten Coders-Computer Science Fun uses Indie Learning Robots to introduce young learners to computer coding. Coding skills take center stage in the action as teams program their robots towards a mystery destination.


"Duluth Superior Community Foundation has been a great partner of Duluth Public Schools for years," Duluth Public Schools spokesperson Adelle Wellens said. "We are excited to expand our STEM program at Stowe Elementary as STEM is an important part of today's education of students."


“We’re proud to support Duluth local schools through grants that introduce students to new and innovative ways of learning,” said Jennifer Walker, Director, Primient Global External Relations. “The children we invest in today could be the engineers, the scientists and the inventors that drive our industry to the next level tomorrow.”


About the Primient Grant Education Fund

The Primient STEM Grant Education Fund (formerly the Tate & Lyle STEM Grant Education Fund) was established in 2017. To date, the educational grants have provided more than $22,500 to Duluth Public Schools, supporting over 1,000 students.


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Primient is a leading producer of food and industrial ingredients made from plant-based, renewable sources. We deliver value through deep technical, commercial, and operational excellence that is backed by our long-standing corn wet milling heritage. Wherever we are in the process, from field to customer, our priorities are focused on ensuring we produce the safest, highest quality products through practices that uphold both our responsibility and commitments to our people and our planet. 


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