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Nufarm receives national Top-15 Community Impact Award
[July 16, 2019] Greenville, Miss. – Nufarm Americas Inc. has been designated by Trade & Industry Development as a 2019 Top-15 Community Impact Award recipient. Nufarm was recognized for its $20M investment in Greenville, Mississippi, where the company is transforming an existing industrial property into a modern manufacturing operation. The facility is expected to contribute 68 jobs within the Delta region and bring opportunities for construction business and support services as well.
The award is part of Trade & Industry Development’s annual CiCi Awards, which recognizes companies across the US for their leadership in corporate investment and community impact. The recipients are selected based on nominations from economic development agencies and, regardless of size of the project, the award recipients are “all game-changers in one way or another,” wrote Trade & Industry Development Managing Editor, Peter Francesconi.
Nufarm announced the expansion of its North American manufacturing operations with the dedication of the new facility in Greenville in November 2018, which will be fully operational this fall. The facility will support Nufarm’s growing herbicide and cotton portfolios with state-of-the-art formulation and packaging operations and enable faster distribution to key growing regions. The 16-acre site was selected after an extensive review throughout the Mississippi River Delta.
“We’re grateful for the productive partnership we’ve forged between Nufarm, the City of Greenville, the Washington County Economic Alliance and the Mississippi Development Authority and hope our impact there will continue to unfold in a beneficial way,” said Brendan Deck, GM, Nufarm North America. “We felt strongly that repurposing an underutilized property would be the best approach to deliver sustainable benefits to the community. The Greenville Plant is an excellent fit for Nufarm’s product innovation and growth plans in North America, safely enabling higher capacity that allows us to quickly supply the vast majority of our customers. It’s a win-win.”
Nufarm is actively hiring now for opportunities to become a part of this exciting and growing team. For more information, please visit nufarm.com/careers.
About Nufarm Americas
Nufarm Americas Inc. is a subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, a manufacturer, supplier and marketer of crop protection products based in Australia. Nufarm is recognized as one of the leading agricultural and turf chemical manufacturers in the world. Nufarm Americas, Inc. formulates products that serve the agricultural, professional turf, vegetation management and forestry markets in the United States.
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For more information, contact:
Nufarm North America, Customer & Brand Marketing Manager
Washington Country Economic Alliance, Economic Development Director