(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - September 20, 2016) AgroChem, Inc. moved its entire operation - manufacturing facilities, laboratories, administrative offices and all -- to a brand new, 38,000-square foot production center on five acres in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Our new address is more than just a bigger, better space. It's an historic investment in the future of the dairy industry, both here in North America and around the world. With our state-of-the-art production facility designed exclusively for the development and manufacture of dairy chemical products, AgroChem will be better positioned than ever to meet the needs of today's producers and suppliers. Here's why:
• Improved quality and consistency. The entire plant has been designed with quality and efficiency in mind. Through an optimized floor plan and bulk tank farm, AgroChem has increased opportunities to improve quality and efficiencies at every step. What's more, we're now one of the only companies focused specifically on the innovation and production of dairy health and hygiene chemicals. You and your customers are assured of products manufactured to the highest quality standards in the industry - batch after batch, cow after cow.
• Assured safety. The state-of-the-art AgroChem bulk tank farm has greatly improved raw material handling and throughput for safer, compliant production. We've improved worker safety as well, with a more efficient layout that has reduced forklift hours, and with extensive process piping and control to minimize handling of chemicals.
• Superb customer service. As AgroChem realizes improved efficiencies throughout the operation, we can shrink our lead times and increase our output. We're now better positioned than ever to respond quickly to requests from our growing customer base in North America, Europe and Asia.
• A skilled domestic workforce. Like you, AgroChem recognizes our employees are our greatest asset. That's why we're committed to empowering them through ongoing training and education, promoting from within, creating a safe and pleasant workplace, and hiring even more skilled workers in the months and years to come, right here in Upstate New York.
Dairy producers are increasingly aware of the importance of health and hygiene in the production of quality milk. Communities are demanding greater regulation of farm chemicals, and more producers are demanding a safer environment for workers and families. More than ever, dairy industry dealers want suppliers committed to quality, safety, innovation and a skilled domestic workforce. AgroChem is responding. With this move, we've strengthened our position as a leading supplier of dairy health and hygiene solutions, and strengthened our dealers' ability to serve the needs of progressive producers here in North America and worldwide.