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DLF recently held a ceremonial ribbon cutting and an appreciation barbecue for local seed growers at DLF’s new state-of-the-art seed enhancement and operations facility in Albany, Oregon.
DLF’s group CEO, Soren Halbye, and EVP of North America, Neil Douglas, were present to cut the ribbon and personally thank DLF’s seed grower partners, along with all the people who were involved in the project.
“It is our intention to continue building our business from the Willamette Valley and make investments that keep the seed industry vibrant for years to come,” said Halbye. “This investment signifies DLF’s commitment to our grower partners and helps us deliver exceptional results for our customers.”
The new 141,000 square foot facility, which will allow DLF to consolidate its Oregon operations, features a seed enhancement line, high-speed fully automated blending line with palletizers, diverse packaging capabilities, 12 loading docks, and 65,000 square feet of storage space for finished goods and raw material.
Neil Douglas added, “DLF is a 150-year-old business owned by 2,600 Danish seed growers. We’re proud to celebrate this milestone with our grower partners and add to the enduring legacy of DLF”.
DLF’s beginnings in North America began in the late 1980’s. At the time, DLF operated one small office in Oregon. Now the company’s footprint includes eighteen processing centers and five research stations across Canada and the United States.
“It is DLF’s goal to be the top seed supplier for forage and turf in North America, and this is an important step to support our future business growth,” added Halbye.
DLF is a global seed company owned by Danish seed farmers with more than 2,200 employees in 22 countries worldwide. It is the global market leader in forage and turf seed supplying seeds to more than 100 countries. DLF has a complete supply chain within forage and turf seed, sugar and fodder beet seed, seed potatoes and multiplication of vegetable seed. For more information on DLF’s North American business visit www.dlfna.com.