Alpine Plant Foods was established in 1973 and is a the Leader in seed placed liquid fertilizer throughout Canada. All of our starter fertilizers are high in available orthophosphate to promote quick, early growth in all crops. Our two manufacturing facilities in Canada are located in New Hamburg, Ontario and Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan. Today, NACHURS ALPINE SOLUTIONS is the leading manufacturer of quality liquid fertilizers in North America. Products are sold under the brand name of ALPINE® in Canada and NACHURS® in the United States. Our manufacturing locations in the United States are in Marion, Ohio, Corydon, Indiana, and Red Oak, Iowa. Both companies are wholly owned by a private company called Trans Resource Inc. based out of New York City.
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.
By 1975, fertilizer was being shipped to Michigan and 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; a new manufacturing facility was built in 1983 in Corydon, Indiana.
In 1986, in order to keep up with the demand in the Canadian marketplace, a new office and warehouse was 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.
In 1996, Doug Wagner retired from the company to pursue other interests and ALPINE was sold to KRG Capital of Denver, Colorado. In 1998, ALPINE merged with their biggest U.S. competitor, The Na-Churs Plant Food Company, to form Nachurs Alpine Solutions. Today, Nachurs Alpine Solutions is the largest manufacturer of “hot mix liquid fertilizers” in North America. Nachurs Alpine Solutions has manufacturing plants in New Hamburg, Ontario; Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan;
Marion, Ohio; Corydon, Indiana and Red Oak, Iowa. In 2012, another production facility was acquired in St. Gabriel, Louisiana to supply our growing demand in the US south region.
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. TRI has over 500 rail cars in service for our use, to move product to our customers. ALPINE is fortunate to be part of such a large and experienced operation and is positioned as the most efficient producer of quality products. Our future growth in the Canadian agricultural marketplace is enhanced by this position.
Nachurs Alpine Solutions is now owned by TRI (Trans Resource International); a privately owned group of companies, based in New York City with sales of about 500 million dollars. TRI is a diverse company focused mainly on manufacturing companies in the agricultural marketplace. Canadian holdings include ALPINE as well as PLANT PRODUCTS of Brampton, Ontario. NACHURS ALPINE SOLUTIONS is our up-line company in the US and HAIFA CHEMICALS, located in Israel, is involved in the manufacture of potassium nitrate and phosphoric acid. TRI has other holdings in Europe that round out their business portfolio.
Together, these companies are positioned very well to serve the agricultural marketplace around the world. TRI has over 500 rail cars in service for our use to move product to our customers. ALPINE is fortunate to be part of such a large and experienced operation and is positioned as the lowest cost producer of quality products. Our future growth in the Canadian agricultural marketplace is enhanced by this position.