US Agriseeds Builds Brand Recognition in NAFTA Market

US Agriseeds recently held its sixth annual exhibition at the Expo Agroalimentaria in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. The expo is an exhibition designed to unite all areas of agriculture, including government entities, educational sectors, suppliers, farmers and more. The company’s technical team, Juan Luis Patiño and Fabiola Novelo, educated growers about effective cultural practices as demonstrated in US Agriseeds’ greenhouses and open field. The vegetable seed supplier also hosted dealer trainings and social events with its Mexico distributors Keithly-Williams Seeds, Champion Seed Company, Gowan Semillas and Semillas Globales.

US Agriseeds will continue to promote its brand to the NAFTA, Central American, South American and global markets by hosting a field day in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, during the first week of February, attending the ASTA Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference, and exhibiting at both the PMA Fresh Summit Expo and Expo Agroalimentaria in 2009.

Filtrona Acquires Lendell Mfg.

Filtrona has acquired the business and assets of St. Charles, Mich.-based Lendell Manufacturing, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of specialized hydrophilic foam product solutions. The Filtrona Porous Technologies division, now comprised of both Filtrona Fibertec and Lendell, will operate as a developer and manufacturer of liquid handling and other specialty, porous components based on fiber, foam and other media. The division will be headquartered in Richmond, Va., with offices and manufacturing locations in Richmond, Va.; Reinbeck, Germany; Ningbo, China; and now St. Charles, Mich.