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Plant Food Co. marks 75-year milestone

By |  February 3, 2021 0 Comments
Vice President Grant Platz (left) and President Ted Platz commemorate Plant Food Co.’s 75th anniversary in 2021. (Photo courtesy of Plant Food Co.)

Vice President Grant Platz (left) and President Ted Platz commemorate Plant Food Co.’s 75th anniversary in 2021. (Photo courtesy of Plant Food Co.)

With the year 2021, Plant Food Co. is celebrating its 75th anniversary in business.

“It’s incredible how much has changed just over the past 15 years that I have been working full-time with my father, not to mention how much has changed over the past 43 years that my father has dedicated to the company,” Grant Platz, Plant Food Co.’s vice president, told Golfdom. “75 years in business is no doubt a milestone for our company, but we have individual employees who have been with us for 20, 30, even 40-plus years and that is a milestone of dedication that we will remember and celebrate forever.”

Headquartered in Cranbury, N.J., Plant Food Co. formulates liquid fertilizer for golf and professional turf, lawn and tree care, and specialty agriculture maintenance.

Founder Edward Platz established roots within the plant nutrition industry in 1946, which led the family business to the development of the first liquid fertilizer manufacturing company in the state of New Jersey, originally under the name Brookside Spreading Service.

In 1962, Platz purchased 15 acres in Cranbury, N.J., for a fluid fertilizer formulation facility. In 1977, after Platz’s passing, his family agreed to maintain ownership of the business. In 1981, the company was incorporated under the name Plant Food Chemical Co. before becoming what it is known as today, Plant Food Co., a company with global distribution networks, independent research and development, and manufacturing capabilities.

“We produce momentum through our constant pursuit of progression,” Grant Platz said. “We believe that bettering ourselves, our team and our offerings to the industry is what will lead us to another 75 years in business.”

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