TAG: Harrell’s

Harrell’s acquires Polyon from Koch Agronomic Services

November 15, 2019By

Harrell’s acquired one of the green industry’s signature brands – Polyon – from Koch Agronomic Services. The sale, effective at the close of business Nov. 15, includes the Polyon controlled-release fertilizer brand and related technology, patents and manufacturing capability. More than 70 veteran team members from the landmark Sylacauga, Ala., Polyon production facility officially become Harrell’s employee-owners. “This is a... read more

Harrell’s family celebrates 75 years in business

August 17, 2016By

This August marks 75 years of business for family-owned Harrell’s, the producer and manufacturer of liquid and granular agronomic solutions. On Aug. 1, 1941, Ormond and Lucile Harrell opened for business on the corner of Pine Street and Florida Avenue in Lakeland, Fla. With their feed store, the couple aspired to provide quality products and friendly, personal service. Seventy-five years later,... read more

Koch Turf & Ornamental selects new nationwide distributor

May 3, 2016By

Koch Turf & Ornamental selected Harrell’s as the nationwide distributor for Polyon controlled-release fertilizer in professional markets in the U.S. “Harrell’s has a strong track record of supporting the Polyon fertilizer brand,” said Tim Sturm, vice president of Koch Turf & Ornamental. “They bring a market presence and strategic focus that will drive continued growth and market expansion of Polyon fertilizer across the... read more

The Andersons’ patents deemed valid, lawsuit continues

January 13, 2015By

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office upheld the validity of three dispersible granule technology patents owned by The Andersons. The Andersons introduced its dispersible granular technology in 2004 under the brand name Contec DG. The patents were challenged in response to a patent infringement lawsuit filed by The Andersons in U.S. District Court... read more

The Andersons cites 4th party in patent infringement suit

January 27, 2014By

The Andersons, located in Maumee, Ohio, added Ferti Technologies, based in Saint-Michel, Canada, to a patent infringement suit initiated in December. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, involves three patents related to dispersible granular fertilizer technology. Ferti Technologies is the fourth party cited in the suit along Enviro Granulation of South Carolina;... read more

The Andersons sues Harrell’s, others over patent infringement

December 4, 2013By

The Andersons, based in Maumee, Ohio, has initiated a patent infringement suit against Enviro Granulation, based in South Carolina; Plant Science, based in Ontario; and Harrell’s, based in Lakeland, Fla. The infringement suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the middle district of Florida, involves three patents related to dispersible granular fertilizer technology. The Andersons introduced its dispersible granular... read more