Anuvia Plant Nutrients, a company that manufactures high-efficiency, sustainable bio-based fertilizers for the agriculture, turf and lawncare industries, entered into a long-term strategic relationship to utilize a portion of Mosaic Company’s shuttered phosphate production facility in Plant City, Florida.
Reopening of the plant will help meet the increased demand for its bio-based sustainable and environmentally friendly plant nutrients. According to Anuvia, the companies have signed a long-term lease arrangement which provides significant benefits to both parties and the surrounding community.
Currently, Anuvia’s Zellwood facility produces 80,000 tons annually. In addition, as production increases, the company plans to add approximately 135 new employees with an average salary of $70,000.
Plant City will be the Zellwood-based company’s second Florida location and is expected to be operational by second quarter 2020.
“In the three years since the Zellwood plant went online, the market has been receptive to our products and its unique benefits,” says Anuvia Plant Nutrients CEO Amy Yoder. “And now in response to the increased demand, we are increasing our production capacity. It is gratifying that farmers are realizing the performance and environmental benefits Anuvia products bring to crop production.”
“Mosaic has been looking to partner with successful, innovative companies and this arrangement which includes an equity position is an excellent fit for us,” says Walt Precourt, Mosaic Senior Vice President, Strategy and Growth. “Both companies are committed to operating safely and sustainably while providing customers with high quality crop nutrient solutions. We look forward to exploring opportunities to further expand our relationship.”