Simplot Grower Solutions has expanded its Oregon offerings with a new facility in Hermiston.

The new location, at 79319 Simplot Road, is a “state-of-the-art” 19,000 ton dry fertilizer blending facility and the largest in eastern Oregon, according to a news release from Simplot.

It is already operational and open for business.

At the new facility customers can choose from a “wide variety” of products on site to create custom blends of crop nutrient products that will be mixed and loaded on demand “within minutes of arrival,” according to the news release.

“The new location enables us the flexibility to provide the same top-of-the-line products our customers desire, accurately blended, much more quickly,” said George DesBrisay, Simplot area manager for the Lower Columbia Basin and Willamette Valley, in a statement. “We do everything we can to ensure farmers maximize the success in all their fields and this is one more tool to help in that effort.”

The entrance and load-out for trucks is designed so that drivers can remain in their trucks while orders are being loaded, increasing safety.

Simplot previously operated in Umatilla on Umatilla River Road. The company will keep that facility for organic fertilizer, while much of its other business has been transferred to the new Hermiston facility (located on Simplot Road off Highway 207 near the Space Age fuel station).

Dave Dufault, vice president and general manager of Simplot’s retail business, said in a statement that Oregon is “extremely important” to the Boise-based company.

“We know our customers expect great products with great service, and this new facility will enable us to handle more of those products and deliver when our customers need them,” he said. “We are very proud of that capability.

For more information call 541-922-5672 or visit www.simplotgrowersolutions.com.

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