ABM gains new patents and plans facility expansion

Agricultural products manufacturer Advanced Biological Marketing announced it will expand its production facility located in Van Wert, Ohio.

ABM focuses on producing sustainable and natural products that increase crop yields. The company has experienced significant growth over the past three years, according to a company statement, and is increasing its production capabilities to meet the market demand for its all-natural agricultural biological products. The market expanded so quickly that ABM moved  its expansion plans up to two years.

The company is increasing the size of their facility by 78,000 square feet. The first phase of construction alone will raise ABM's production capacity by 10 times its current rate. The higher capacity will reduce lead times and help the company better adapt to market conditions. The construction will be completed by 2015.

Additionally, ABM's success can be seen through its new patent for a Trichoderma strain that improves plants' resistance to disease. Trichoderma helps a plant fight diseases and drought, grow bigger root systems and use water and fertilizer more efficiently. The new biological technology is owned exclusively by ABM and will help increase the company's clients crop growth.

"This facility expansion is a significant step for the company," said Dan Custis, CEO for ABM. "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.'

ABM is a leading domestic company for agricultural products, and has locations in New York, Minnesota and South Africa.

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