Koch Agronomic Services, Wichita, Kansas, completed the sale of its Sylacauga, Alabama, production facility to Harrell’s Coating Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Harrell’s LLC, Lakeland, Florida, on Nov. 15, 2019. As part of the agreement, Harrell’s obtained the rights to the Polyon technology and trademarks in the U.S., Costa Rica and the Caribbean.
Duration CR will be manufactured by Harrell’s for Koch Turf & Ornamental at the Sylacauga facility according to Koch’s quality guidelines and specifications. Koch Turf & Ornamental is a lawn, landscape and golf industries-focused brand that produces controlled-release, slow-release and stabilized nitrogen products under parent company Koch Agronomic Services LLC.
Koch Turf & Ornamental will continue to offer the Polyon product line to customers in countries outside of the U.S. and the Caribbean. Harrell’s will produce Polyon products for Koch at the Sylacauga facility.
Koch Turf & Ornamental is retaining all rights it currently has to Duration and the rest of its enhanced- efficiency fertilizer portfolio including Uflexx, Umaxx, XCU, Nitroform, Nutralene, Nitamin and Hydrexx.
“The sale of the facility allows us to focus on our core capabilities of building customer relationships and selling enhanced efficiency fertilizers like Duration CR,” says Marshall Bird, vice president of Koch Turf & Ornamental. “We look forward to our continued efforts to help our customers grow their businesses by providing value-add solutions.”
Duration CR, according to the company, is a patented and durable polymer-coated technology that gradually and efficiently releases nutrients. The result is the consistent metering of nutrition that lasts for weeks or even months with fewer applications. This helps turfgrass managers and lawn and landscape professionals maintain healthy plants and turfgrass.