MICHIGAN AG DIRECTOR UPBEAT ABOUT NEW PLANT

Published online: Sep 22, 2011 Fertilizer, Potato Equipment
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On Wednesday, Aug. 24, Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers hosted a public open house celebrating the opening of their newest and largest manufacturing facility in Ashley, Michigan. "The attendance exceeded our expectations" noted Lonny Smith, Senior Marketing Manager of the Michigan based company. "We had well over 1000 guests with hundreds touring the facility." Dozens of company employees, family, and friends worked hard for the success of the event.

Guests were treated to guided tours of the plant, special appearances by Regan Smith and the Sprint Cup Series Farm American NASCAR team, Darren Hefty co-host of Ag PhD television show, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Keith Creagh, Ag Radio Broadcaster Terry Henne, and many representatives of State and Local governments. A collection of antique tractors and cake with home-made ice cream topped off the afternoon of activities.

The new Ashley facility is a model of efficiency and environmental responsibility. DOA Director Keith Creagh has extensive experience with pesticide programs and environmental concerns; according to Creagh, "(Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers) has exceeded every rule and standard when it comes to the environment." The plant is even capable of collecting rain water, filtering it, and using it in the manufacturing process relieving tens of thousands of gallons demand on the community water system. According to Nick Bancroft, Vice President of Corporate Development, the safety and well-being of the local community is a major corporate priority and concern when developing new facilities. With minimal emissions, highly efficient manufacturing processes, and thoroughly researched application recommendations, Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers exemplifies Responsible Nutrient Management.

In addition to being environmentally friendly, the production and distribution capabilities of this new facility give the company the added capacity to continue the aggressive growth it has realized through the past decade. Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers currently does business throughout North America, manufacturing and distributing roughly 80,000 gallons of high efficiency crop nutrients daily. Even though the company currently employs just a few hundred people, the sales and use of its products directly contributes to the livelihood of several thousand families.

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