Salford Group, with facilities in Iowa, Georgia, Ontario, Manitoba, and Russia, is a global leader in the manufacturing of tillage, seeding, and precision nutrient application equipment. The company dedicates its ongoing innovation efforts to precision, durability, versatility in the field, and improving the economics of farming for producers worldwide. It`s an exciting time to be a part of Salford Group, as the company launches breakthrough products like the 9620 high-capacity air boom applicator.
Valmar Airflo Inc. designs and manufactures granular applicators for fertilizer, herbicide, insecticide, seed, seed inoculant and forage preservatives. Our products are used by farm producers, commercial operators and agriculture research specialists.
There are 35 people employed in research and development, engineering, production and the sales department providing quality products and service for the market place. We also use independent factory representatives to help market our products throughout Canada and the United States.
Our market has traditionally covered the Canadian prairie provinces and the northern wheat growing regions of the United States. It has now grown to include applications in orchards, blueberries, potatoes, ginseng, forage crops (both in the field and at harvest) cranberries, golf courses and agricultural polymers to name a few.
The company was founded in 1977 by Charles Balmer, who was the principal designer and innovator of Valmar products. Both, the company and the product line evolved from a custom application business he operated in the mid-1970’s. The current facilities include a 30,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant and a 12,000 sq. ft. research and development building on 12 acres. Valmar Airflo Inc. was incorporated in 1982.
In addition to the regular product line, Valmar has designed airflo applicators and high clearance self-propelled sprayers that have been manufactured and sold under license by companies such as Ag Chem, LOR* AL and Willmar.