The Andersons, Inc., a dry fertilizer plant located in Wisconsin Rapids’ East Commerce Park, recently celebrated their expansion. The new expanded location has 29,000 tons of wholesale dry fertilizer storage. The location also has the ability to receive product efficiently via rail and truck, and the ability to ship out to agriculture dealers and co-ops via truck. The Andersons, Inc. services the north and central areas of Wisconsin. With the expansion, The Andersons have added one full-time employee with the potential to add another one-to-two employees in the next five years, according to Scott Steinke, operations manager at The Andersons, Inc.
“The working partnership The Andersons, Inc. has established with the City of Wisconsin Rapids was one of the key contributors in making the project a success,” Steinke said. “The professionalism and dedication we received from the City was second to none, and we look forward to continuing our relationship to support and grow the community.”
I am pleased The Andersons chose to grow their Wisconsin Rapids facility having recognized the opportunity that the physical location and market presents. Having started this project shortly after being elected mayor, I am excited for their future growth. Undeveloped land is available adjacent to their facility, which will make future expansions convenient. This development and other activity illustrates the important role our business parks play in building a stronger local economy.