Profile: Agrium Inc (AGU.TO)
Agrium Inc., incorporated on December 21, 1992, is a retailer of agricultural products and services in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay and a multi-national producer and wholesale marketer of nutrients for agricultural and industrial markets. The Company's segments include Retail and Wholesale. As of December 31, 2016, its Retail business unit marketed crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed, merchandise, application and other agronomic services through 1,500 retail locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. As of December 31, 2016, its North American Retail locations included approximately 780 branches, and approximately 370 satellites. Its Wholesale business unit manufactures, mines and markets a range of nutrients, including nitrogen-based, potash and phosphate-based crop nutrient products. As of December 31, 2016, its Wholesale business unit owned and operated five North American nitrogen facilities, four located in Alberta, Canada and one in Borger, Texas, United States. It also owns and operates a number of facilities that upgrade ammonia and urea to other products such as urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solutions and nitric acid.
The Wholesale business unit owns and operates a potash mine and production facility at Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, Canada. Wholesale has a storage and distribution network serving Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, California, the United States Corn Belt, Great Plains, and southeast regions of the United States. As of December 31, 2016, its North American Retail distribution assets included 65 terminals and 18 distribution centers to support distribution of crop nutrients, crop protection products and seed. It sells an array of seed brands from global suppliers, as well as its seed product lines under the brand names Dyna-Gro and Proven. It owns and operates blending and formulation facilities, including production facilities in Greeley, Colorado; Billings, Montana; Greenville, Mississippi; Casilda, Argentina; Buenos Aires, Argentina, and two formulation facilities in Western Australia and Victoria, Australia.
The Company offers services, such as product application, soil and leaf testing, crop scouting and precision agriculture services under its ECHELON platform. Its Australian operations also offer livestock marketing, as well as various insurance and real estate services. It produces ammonium sulfate at its Redwater facility. In addition to selling its manufactured products, its Wholesale business unit purchases crop nutrient products from other suppliers for resale to customers primarily in Europe.
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