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BRANDT to Build Specialty Products Manufacturing Plant in Aurora, NE

Opening in the Fall of 2024, facility will include 100,000 square feet for product production and storage

Tampa, Florida (May 15, 2023) – BRANDT, a leading retailer of professional agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty Ag input products, is set to break ground on a new production facility in Aurora, NE later this summer. To be called Specialty Ag Formulations, the facility is expected to open for production in the third quarter of 2024.

The facility is designed to be nearly 100,000 square feet. Once completed, the facility will produce the full line of BRANDT’s specialty Ag products, including its flagship product technologies--BRANDT Smart System, BRANDT Manni-Plex and BRANDT EnzUp.

“We are thrilled to break ground for this new plant in such a key strategic location,” said Bill Engel, BRANDT Executive Vice President. “When this plant comes online, we’ll be able to better serve our existing and new customers in the upper Great Plains.”

The Specialty Ag Formulations plant will join BRANDT’s network of specialty formulations manufacturing plants distributed across the US. Today BRANDT operates plants in Pleasant Plains, IL; Avon Park, FL; Logan, UT; Fresno, CA; and Visalia, CA. BRANDT also has manufacturing in Brazil and Spain.

“This is our first ‘clean-sheet’ plant in the US for many, many years,” explained Engel. “We’re planning to implement the latest technologies and include process best practices to create a state-of-the-art facility. Our goal is to build and operate the most efficient BRANDT plant right here in Aurora.”

BRANDT is currently marking its 70th year in business. “I’m very proud to break ground on this plant in our platinum anniversary year,” said Engel.

For more information, contact Karl Barnhart at +1-917-826-3145 or karl.barnhart@brandt.co or visit BRANDT on the web at www.brandt.co,


A leading agricultural company, BRANDT serves growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.