Valagro USA, an Italy-based company, held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the beginnings of their first manufacturing facility in the United States. The facility will reside in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The ground-breaking ceremony was well-attended by members of the local community, state representatives and members of the federal government.
According to a release following the event, the new U.S. facility, “will introduce cutting-edge technologies for the production of plant biostimulants and chelated micronutrients in the United States.” The plant will also be the creator of 50 jobs in the community.
AgNet Media Founder and President Gary Cooper attended the ground-breaking where he caught up with some of the attendees as well as Mario Mastrangelo, Country Manager for Valagro, U.S.A., who is excited to get construction going on the new plant. Listen to his full comments:
Cooper also caught up with David Beaudreau from the Biostimulant Coalition. He was in attendance supporting Valagro in their new venture. He spoke about the coalition among some other topics with Cooper. Take a listen: