GROWMARK Company History Timeline

1927
GROWMARK, Inc., traces its origins to the 1927 formation of the Illinois Farm Supply Company.
1936
Valliant Fertilizer Company was later managed by Delaware s former Governor Elbert N. Carvel, back in 1936.
1955
In 1955, the company adopted the FS trademark, which has remained in use by its member cooperatives since then.
1962
In 1962, Illinois Farm Supply Company merged with Farm Bureau Service Company of Iowa to create FS Services, Inc.
1969
The co-op began a finance program in 1969.
1980
Also in 1980, Glenn Webb was named chairman and president, roles he would hold for 20 years.
FS Services and Illinois Grain Corporation merged in 1980 to form Growmark.
1985
1985 GROWMARK enters grain elevator deal with Archer Daniels Midland Co.
1994
Growmark gained the 37 member cooperatives in Ontario when it acquired United Co-operatives of Ontario in 1994.
2002
Since 2002, GFS has invested capital in new facilities located in Bridgeton, NJ, Laurel, DE and Milford, DE, acquisitions of existing competitive retail business, as well as major building, equipment and rolling stock upgrades at all locations.
2018
In 2018 GROWMARK Inc. acquired and brand three Iowa-based agronomy companies as GROWMARK FS Midwest.
Founded
1927
Company Founded
Headquarters
Bloomington, IL
Company Headquarter

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