ABM expanding in Van Wert
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:00 AM
VAN WERT — Good news for a Van Wert company. Advanced Biological Marketing announced Tuesday that it will be expanding the Van Wert production facility. That facility is currently located at 375 Bonnewitz in Van Wert, adjacent to its corporate headquarters on the city’s north side.
As a leading domestic company that solely produces sustainable, safe and natural crop products that increase crop yields, ABM is expanding their production facilities by 78,000 square feet over the next two years. This first phase of the project expansion will allow ABM to increase its current production capacity 10-fold. The expansion will also help the company shorten product lead times and more quickly react to changes in market conditions.
“This facility expansion is a significant step for the company,” said ABM CEO Dan Custis. “As we continue to grow, it’s vitally important that we are able to meet the ever increasing demand for our current products and to prepare for the development of future products.”
In the past three years, ABM has had a significant increase in sales growth for its all-natural agricultural biological products, and market demand continues to increase, which has moved up the facility expansion by two years.
ABM has additional facilities in Geneva, New York; Albert Lea, Minnesota, and Lichtenburg, South Africa. Construction for its production facility expansion began this summer and is scheduled to be complete in early 2015.