Henderson, KY - Kyndle announced today that Security Seed and Chemical Inc., a leader in crop protection, seed, crop nutrients and agriculture related services, has opened a new nitrogen fertilizer loading and distribution center at the Henderson County Riverport.
"Security Seed is very proud to be a part of the Henderson community with the opening of our newest fertilizer river terminal," said President of Security Seed Barry Mayo, "We have always looked for opportunities to expand our relationships with the farming community we serve. This newest investment will not only allow Security Seed to provide basic fertilizer needs but due to the facilities unique delivery system, the growers will have access to efficiency fertilizer products that will lead to better sustainable agricultural practices."
Security Seed, which has a retail service facility in Morganfield, Ky., constructed the a new 2.5 million gallon storage tank at the riverport earlier this summer. The Henderson facility will service nitrogen crop nutrient needs for the local farming community as well as western and south central Kentucky, southern Indiana and southern Illinois. The new facility will employ five people and amounted to a $2.4 million capital investment.
Security Seed, headquartered in Clarksville, Tenn., was started in 2000 with four retail outlets servicing parts of Tennessee and Kentucky. Since that time, the company has expanded with two fertilizer river terminal distribution facilities (Clarksville and now Henderson) and 14 retail outlets servicing parts of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas and Alabama. Security Seed is an independent employee-owned company that takes pride in their local ties with the farming communities they serve.
"It's really encouraging to me when a company that is already established in northwest Kentucky chooses to grow and expand here as well," said Brad Schneider, CEO of Kyndle, the lead economic development organization for Henderson, Union, Webster and McLean counties. "I know Security Seed has put down firm roots in Morganfield and have enjoyed their experience there. I'm sure they'll have the same success at the riverport."
Riverport Director Greg Pritchett agreed.
"We appreciate Security Seed's desire to locate here at the Henderson County Riverport and wish them much success in their service to the agricultural community," Pritchett said.
Henderson County Judge-Executive Hugh McCormick said he was thrilled with Security Seed's decision.
"I am extremely pleased that Security Seed has chosen Henderson's riverport to locate its new loading and distribution facility," McCormick said. "It is always great news when a company chooses Henderson in which to invest and create new jobs. I welcome them to our great community and look forward to a long-lasting partnership."
To learn more about Security Seed visit www.securityseedandchemical.com.
For more information about Kyndle, visit www.kyndle.us.