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BRANDT HONORED AS 2014 USF FAST 56 AWARD WINNER

Second consecutive year BRANDT named one of fastest-growing USF-led companies

Springfield, Illinois (April 16, 2014) – The University of South Florida (USF) Alumni Association honored BRANDT as one of its 2014 USF Fast 56 winners – the fastest growing USF alumni owned or led businesses in the world – at a celebration held Friday, April 11, in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom at USF Tampa. Read more >

BRANDT EXECUTIVE NAMED TO RESPONSIBLEAG BOARD

Springfield, Illinois (April 7, 2014) – Tim McArdle, COO and executive vice president of BRANDT, a leading retailer of professional agronomic services in Illinois, has been named to the board of the newly formed ResponsibleAg initiative. ResponsibleAg is a joint initiative of the Agricultural Retailers Association and The Fertilizer Institute. Read more >

BRANDT FORMS JOINT VENTURE WITH SPANISH TREE INJECTION COMPANY
BRANDT Receives Exclusive Distribution Rights to Patented Technology for US Ag Market


Juan Jesús Barbado Montero, CEO of Fertinyect, Rick Brandt, CEO of BRANDT and Antonio Salas Munoz, partner/owner of Fertinyect (l to r) celebrate the creation of BRANDT-Fertinyect joint venture.

Springfield, Illinois (3 April 2014) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced today that it acquired an ownership stake in Fertinyect, S.A. Headquartered in Cordoba, Spain, Fertinyect is known for its patented low pressure tree injection (LPTI) systems for use in global agriculture and landscape markets to promote tree health. The product will be marketed in the US as BRANDT enTREE. Read more >

BRANDT EXHIBITS AT NEWAG IN WARSAW, POLAND


Warsaw, Poland (March 25-28, 2014) – Continuing to promote its innovative portfolio of specialty agriculture products, BRANDT participated last week at the NewAg Conference and Exhibition in Warsaw, Poland.

The 12th annual conference focused on plant nutrition, irrigation, fertigation, biocontrol and greenhouse cropping. Building on the success of the previous 11 conferences, this year's event attracted delegates from more than 60 countries of the five continents. BRANDT was a title sponsor and a flagship exhibitor.

BRANDT MANNI-PLEX® MAKES ITS MARK IN KOREA


Odus Begins Exclusive Distribution of Premier Foliar Micronutrient Line in Korea

Springfield, Illinois (March, 17 2014) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced today that its premier line of foliar micronutrients—BRANDT Manni-Plex—is now being distributed in Korea through an exclusive agreement with Odus.

“BRANDT shares a very similar business philosophy with Odus, striving to develop sustainable technologies that suit the Korean market,” said David Sincock, Senior Business Manager Asia Pacific. “And the use of Manni-Plex technology represents the next level in efficiency of foliar nutrient delivery systems. We are thrilled to partner with Odus behind the leadership of Mr. YB CHO.” Read more >

BRANDT FORMS JV WITH INNOVATION COMPANY

Springfield, Illinois (February, 28 2014) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced today that it has formed a joint venture with Innovation Hammer, LLC, a company dedicated to improving plant health and yields through field-tested breakthroughs in technologies and science.

"iHammer has truly ground-breaking technologies for the ag, turf and ornamental markets," said Rick Brandt, CEO & President of BRANDT. "And this partnership will allow us to start collaborating with Mike McBride, Arthur Nonomura and Andrew A. Benson. These guys have literally helped the world understand how to put plants to work for the grower and are some of the most practical scientific minds around. This makes growers the winners with iHammer on the BRANDT Team!" Read more >

BRANDT'S JODI LETHAM APPOINTED TO PA AG EDUCATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Springfield, Illinois (January 31, 2014) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced that Jodi Letham, the company’s Northeast Territory Sales Manager, has been elected for a term to the Pennsylvania Agronomic Education Society Board of Directors. Read more >

BRANDT FOUNDER TO RECEIVE HONORARY DOCTORATE

University of Illinois Springfield to award honorary doctorate degree to Springfield business leader Evelyn Brandt Thomas

Springfield, Illinois (January 23, 2014) – Evelyn Brandt Thomas, co-founder of BRANDT®, will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the Springfield campus of the University of Illinois on May 17, 2014. The U of I Board of Trustees approved the degree at its meeting in Chicago today for the matriarch of BRANDT, a global agriculture retailer and manufacturer of agricultural specialty products based in Springfield.

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BRANDT SPONSORS JUSTIN ALLGAIER IN NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES

BRANDT to be primary sponsor of hometown driver in Phoenix Racing No. 51 in NASCAR's top series

Springfield, Illinois (January 21, 2014) – BRANDT®, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced today they will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 51 Chevrolet SS driven by Justin Allgaier in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The terms of the agreement include primary sponsorship for 21 races over the 2014 season with Allgaier behind the wheel. Read more >

BRANDT RELEASES 2013 RESULTS FROM COMMUNITY HYBRID SEED TRIALS

Springfield, Illinois (January 16, 2014) – BRANDT released its 2013 results from the Community Hybrid Seed Trials.The goal of the BRANDT Community Trials is to provide the customer with replicated local data for seed selection.

2013 Community Hybrid Seed Trials: See the results >

BRANDT CLOSES GRIGG BROTHERS ACQUISITION

Springfield, Illinois (January 14, 2014) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, completed its acquisition of Grigg Brothers, a premier brand in the golf and sports turf industry since 1995. Grigg will become part of BRANDT’s Specialty Formulations division, under the direction of Vice President Bill Engel. To learn more, stop by the BRANDT-Grigg booth at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando, February 1-6.

BRANDT TO ACQUIRE LEADING TURFGRASS COMPANY

Grigg Brothers acquisition to transform golf and turf business with expanded capabilities, relationships, reach

Springfield, Illinois (January 2, 2014) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced today that it has a definitive letter of intent to acquire Grigg Brothers, a leader in the golf and sports turf industry since 1995. Read more >