Along with members of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation, Clovis/Curry County Chambers of Commerce, nutrition companies and local dairy farmers, Alltech hosted the ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new office located north of Highway 60.
“As a global animal health company, we seek out places that are centers for agricultural productivity,” said Alltech President Dr. Pearse Lyons. “Now Alltech will be able to better service the southwest in a research, production, distribution, and sales capacity.”
Previously home to Process Management Company Inc., Alltech’s 240 acre site in Clovis includes a new state-of-the-art sales office, warehouse, laboratory and production facility. The facility will produce Alltech’s signature product Yea-Sacc® Farm Pak 2X, a live yeast culture feed additive and Sel-Plex®, the only FDA reviewed selenium yeast. It will also support local sales in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Southwest Kansas providing a local distribution site for its growing customer base.
“Thinking globally, acting locally is Alltech’s commitment to the agriculture industry,” said Dr. Lyons. “Our goal is to have production and resources at every facility so that we can give local producers access to the latest technologies.”
The area around Clovis is no stranger to agricultural production. Clovis, which sprang up as a result of the east-west railroad, was built in 1909 in the heart of a newly developing farming and ranching region in eastern New Mexico. New Mexico is home to 360,000 dairy cows and 45 percent of the dairy cows reside in Curry and Roosevelt counties. Across the state line, the Panhandle of Texas holds approximately 150,000 cows.
Since 1980, Alltech’s presence has grown with offices and distributors in 113 countries and more than 1,900 employees worldwide. For more information about Alltech, visit www.alltech.com.
Alltech is the proud sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 to be in held in Kentucky, USA.
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Photo caption (l to r): Dr. Pearse Lyons, President of Alltech and Wendell Bostwick, Curry County Commissioner