Nufarm Americas Inc. has opened a new 104,500 square foot manufacturing facility for crop protection products in Greenville, MS.
The company hosted nearly 200 guests, including Mississippi officials and regional channel partners, at the facility’s grand opening on October 23. The event featured presentations by Nufarm CEO Greg Hunt, Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.
The proceedings underscored the value of Nufarm’s presence to the Delta region and the broader agricultural landscape.
Nufarm’s new manufacturing facility in Greenville, MS is now open.
“The opening of the Greenville plant is a milestone for Nufarm’s business,” said Hunt. “It broadens our manufacturing footprint beyond our facilities in Chicago to a true North American based platform. This is a facility where we can work more closely with our distribution partners to service the needs of farmers.”
The facility will support Nufarm’s expanding portfolio and give customers reliable access to high-quality crop protection products. State-of-the-art plant capabilities will help meet the distribution channel’s increasing need for just-in-time inventory.
“The world recognizes the quality of products manufactured in Mississippi, so we welcome Nufarm,” said Governor Bryant. “I want to thank you for the millions of dollars of investment made here. The protection for crops into the future that Nufarm’s going to offer will have residual effects.”
Also welcoming Nufarm was Commissioner Gipson. “As a leading national and international crop protection company, you have selected just the right place to locate this great facility,” he noted. “Washington County is known as the single most productive county when it comes to agriculture – the perfect place for Nufarm.”
The Nufarm Greenville plant will employ 68 people and was named by Trade & Industry Development as a 2019 Top-15 Community Impact Award winner. Recipients are chosen for their ability to benefit the economy, enhance quality of life and build stronger communities in a specific region.
Established in Australia more than 100 years ago, Nufarm is recognized as one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of crop protection and seed treatment in the world. More information and a complete list of Nufarm products can be found on the company website.
Based on information provided by Nufarm Americas