Fertilizer plant set to be completed in 2014 as company aims to expand agriculture services in Nebraska
YORK, Neb. – Sept. 30, 2013 – Wilbur-Ellis Company’s Agribusiness Division, a recognized leader in crop production technology and the distribution and marketing of plant protection, seed and nutritional products, announced that it is moving forward with plans to expand its facility located in York, Neb.
The company began its presence in Nebraska with the acquisitions of Muckel’s Aerial Inc., and Ag Flight, Inc., in 2010. While the company is known for its strong aerial application capabilities in the area, it is working toward bringing its total solutions approach enjoyed by its customers across the company’s operations in the U.S. This approach includes access to Wilbur-Ellis field technology specialists, as well as their portfolio of branded products.
“In many of our geographies across the U.S., Wilbur-Ellis is known for having full- service agriculture retail locations,” said Jason Perdue, sales agronomist for Wilbur-Ellis. “Our goal is to maximize our growers’ return on investment, and this new facility will expand our capabilities and help us meet those goals.”
The new facility will include:
· Bulk fertilizer storage
· Runway expansion
· Additional warehousing
· Bulk seed and treatment facility
In addition to the facility, the company has hired employees to help grow and support the business in Nebraska, including LaVerle Miller and Chase Johnson as sales agronomists, bringing 25 years of agronomy experience. Also coming on board is Ernie Price as operations manager. The facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.