Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech opened its 16th North American office in Ames, Iowa. Alltech president and founder, Dr. Pearse Lyons, along with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey snipped the ribbon on the company's newest location.
"I am pleased today to welcome Alltech to Iowa," said Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad. "Alltech has consistently demonstrated a commitment to quality in all facets of their business and I believe they will thrive in Iowa where they will have access to a superior workforce and provide valuable resources to Iowa's agriculture and livestock industry."
The new Alltech facility will support sales in Iowa,offer a local support site for its growing customer base and help the company to develop a closer partnership with Iowa State University.
"As a global animal health and nutrition company, we seek out places that are centers for agricultural productivity," said Alltech president Dr. Pearse Lyons. "Alltech will now be able to offer improved service to America's Heartland in a distribution and sales capacity."
"We are excited about the opportunity to have a local facility to better serve the swine, poultry, dairy and beef industries of Iowa," said Stuart McGregor, Alltech Midwest territory sales manager.
"We will have sales, marketing and administration working out of this office to support Iowa, and we expect Iowa to be a significant part of our goal of being a $250 million region by 2015," said Dr. Mark Lyons, director of Alltech North America.
For the past 23 years, Alltech has had a presence in Iowa and has continued to expand throughout the Midwest.
The company conducts business in 128 countries.