JRS leads the way in innovation when it comes to ways to utilize fiber. What started in 1897 as a small mill in Germany, has now grown to over 90 locations with over 3,000 employees. One of those locations is right here in Urbana. JRS takes fiber and uses is as the source for many applications. Through a highly sophisticated process, the fiber is turned into a powder substance that can be used in a variety of ways You consume it often without even knowing. From making Taco Bell meat less greasy, to the medication you take, fiber made at JRS is a part of it. Fiber is used in medicine as a coating, in food as a healthy filler. Fiber is used as a better alternative to many synthetic materials. And the farming community uses it for a more economical feed for animals. The materials made here in Urbana is then shipped all over the country. So, the next time you go to Taco Bell, Thank JRS for your clean napkin.