ALPINE HISTORY

The original NACHURS building in Marion, Ohio.

The Na-Churs Plant Food Company was founded in 1946 in Marion, Ohio. The Company formulated the first liquid fertilizer products that were available to greenhouses, nurseries, and to farmers who needed fast seedling growth in cool soils. The “new liquid” concept of placing starter fertilizer with the seed caught on amongst the American farmers.

1946

ALPINE® was established in 1973 by founder, Doug Wagner. He started producing liquid fertilizer in a shed in his backyard and initially sold his products to friends and neighbors in Ontario.  Word spread quickly about the results they were getting with this new product, and sales and production began to grow rapidly.

1973

By 1975, fertilizer was being shipped to Michigan

1975

In 1976, shipments began to Ohio. In succeeding years, large volumes of product were shipped into the American marketplace and in order for ALPINE to meet this demand

1976

CORYDON, INDIANA Alpine manufacturing facilities

A new manufacturing facility was built in 1983 in Corydon, Indiana

1983

In 1986, in order to keep up with the demand in the Canadian marketplace, a new office and warehouse were built in New Hamburg, Ontario, along with a new computerized mixing system.

Throughout the years, an extensive research program has been carried out, to ensure that the best products and programs are made available to our customers.  Over time, ALPINE has established itself as the leader in the liquid fertilizer business in Canada.

1986

In 1996, Doug Wagner retired from the company to pursue other interests and ALPINE was sold to KRG Capital of Denver, Colorado

1996

In 1998, Na-Churs Plant Food Company acquired Alpine Plant Foods Corporation, to form Nachurs Alpine Solutions (NAS). Today, Nachurs Alpine Solutions is the leading manufacturer of quality liquid fertilizers in North America. Products are sold under the brand name of NACHURS® in the United States and ALPINE® in Canada.

1998

In 2000, Nachurs Alpine Solutions® wanted to capitalize on asset utilization and raw material costs. NASi (Nachurs Alpine Solutions Industrial) was then developed to supplement its core agriculture business through the manufacture of a steadily increasing volume of industrial products. These products generally use the same raw materials as used in fertilizer manufacturing. The Industrial line has developed into a full business segment producing a significant percent of annual revenue. Today NASi is a leader in manufacturing potassium blends, runway deicers, and other industrial chemical products.

2000

Today, Nachurs Alpine Solutions is a leading manufacturer of “hot mix liquid fertilizers” in North America providing quality products since 1946.

Today

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Nachurs Alpine Solutions® has manufacturing plants in New Hamburg, Ontario; Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan; Marion, Ohio; Corydon, Indiana, Red Oak, Iowa, St. Gabriel, Louisiana and Garretson, South Dakota.

Nachurs Alpine Solutions® is now owned by TRI (Trans Resource International); a privately owned group of companies, based in Miami, Florida.  Trans Resource International is a diverse company, focused mainly on manufacturing companies in the agricultural marketplace.  Along with Nachurs Alpine Solutions®, TRI also owns Haifa Chemicals, located in Israel.  Haifa Chemicals is involved in basic fertilizer manufacturing and is considered a world-class producer of potassium nitrate and
phosphoric acid.

Together these companies are positioned very well to serve the agricultural marketplace around the world.  ALPINE benefits from his global experienced operation and are positioned as the most efficient producer of quality products.  The future growth of the ALPINE Brand in the North American agricultural marketplace is enhanced by this position.

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