American Vanguard Celebrates 50 Years

Published online: Feb 11, 2019 News
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American Vanguard Corporation, parent company to AMVAC Chemical Corporation, is celebrating 50 years in business. The milestone is being honored with new brand logos for both corporations and the tagline “An American Vanguard Company” added to all operating subsidiaries, reinforcing the company’s continued commitment to technological innovation and business growth in the U.S. and in international markets.

“This is a milestone that wouldn’t be possible without our loyal customers, employees and investors, who have made 50 successful years possible,” says Neil DeStefano, director of portfolio and marketing/e-communication management at AMVAC. “Our new branding elements symbolize both our past and our future as a global company. It’s an exciting time as we further align both corporations and move forward with plans for expansion that include acquisitions and organic growth.”

American Vanguard Corporation started in 1969 as a regional contract manufacturer of agricultural chemicals and has grown over the last five decades to a fully integrated producer of branded specialty products. The corporation is the holding company for eight umbrella brands, including AMVAC, which develops, manufactures and markets effective agricultural and commercial products for crop protection, non-agricultural and public health applications.

AMVAC’s product development capabilities include new product acquisition and/or licensing for U.S. domestic sales and worldwide product distribution. The company operates four manufacturing facilities in the U.S. that provide flexible production of high-quality products with an excellent record of safety and regulatory compliance. AMVAC also maintains a robust product registration function that has successfully maintained the intellectual property value of the company’s portfolio.

“Celebrating a 50-year milestone says a lot about the success of a company,” says Eric Wintemute, chairman and CEO of American Vanguard. “There is no better time than now to align our brands as we move into a future strongly committed to the international growth of our business and dedicated to the industries we serve.”

Operating companies that are part of American Vanguard include AMVAC Chemical Corporation, AMVAC Environmental Products, OHP Inc., Envance Technologies LLC, TyraTech Inc., Greenplants Corp. S.A., AgriCenter S.A. and Defensive/Agrovant LLC.

For more information on American Vanguard Corporation, visit www.american-vanguard.com. For more information on AMVAC Chemical Corporation, visit www.amvac-chemical.com.