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Agri-Plastics Group of Companies has hired Steve Bartlam as Sales Manager for its Agri-Comfort™ Division, according to Owner Darren VanBuuren.

“Steve has an outstanding track record of forging successful programs for dealers and distributors in the agricultural industry,” said VanBuuren. “His business development expertise and familiarity with the North American dairy market will make him an excellent representative for Agri-Comfort brands.”

Bartlam will be responsible for managing sales and development activities for several product lines designed to enhance cow comfort, improve animal health and performance, and reduce stall maintenance. Brands distributed by Agri-Comfort include:

  • FutureCow stress-reducing brushes and balls
  • Huber Technik rubber flooring with composite latex foam base, and Sand Saver Grid Mat
  • Dobro Rubber studded and traction-rolled rubber flooring
  • Superior Rubber high-quality Sand Saver products

Prior to joining Agri-Plastics, Bartlam was National Sales Manager for a leading e-commerce provider serving agricultural clients in North America and Europe. He is a graduate of Fanshawe College with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Other Agri-Plastics’ companies include The Calf Housing Specialist™ line of hutches, pens and accessories; AP Custom Rotational Molding; Diamond Plastics, Inc.; and Tetra-POD conversion trailers. Founded in 1995, Agri-Plastics is owned and operated by third-generation dairy producers Darren and Rob VanBuuren. For more information, call (888) 231-3575 or visit