Gavilon Announces Exclusive Distribution of Arborite® AG in the US and Mexico

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Omaha, Neb. (Oct. 27, 2011) Gavilon Fertilizer, LLC today announced that it will be the exclusive distributor of Arborite® AG in the United States and Mexico. Arborite AG uses technology developed for Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY) to help plants reach their full potential by reducing nitrogen volatilization.


“We are very pleased to provide the agricultural industry a proven product that will maximize farmers’ nitrogen investments,” said Brian Harlander, president of Gavilon Fertilizer. “The distribution of Arborite AG will be supported by our extensive North American distribution network, as well as our specialty fertilizer division, microSource.”


Arborite AG uses Weyerhaeuser’s unique solvent system to either coat urea granules with n-butyl thiophosphoric triamide (NBPT) or mix it into urea and nitrogen solution. This technology, which Gavilon is licensing, was initially used by Weyerhaeuser for its southern pine plantations and has been modified for agricultural use. The original forestry product has been in use since 1998.


For business inquiries about Arborite AG, please contact Kipp Smallwood at (855) 864-2767 or Leigh Hamric at (843) 292-0361. Visit for more product information.


About Gavilon Fertilizer, LLC

Gavilon Fertilizer, LLC is a subsidiary of The Gavilon Group, LLC. Gavilon Fertilizer has business operations in the United States, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, South Africa, France, Russia and Hong Kong.


Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, The Gavilon Group, LLC is a leading commodity management firm, connecting producers and consumers of feed, food and fuel through its global supply chain network. Gavilon’s history dates back to 1874, when Peavey Company built its first grain facility. In 1982, Peavey was acquired by ConAgra Foods, Inc. and later became part of ConAgra Trade Group. In 2008, a group of investors, led by Ospraie Management, LLC, formed Gavilon and acquired ConAgra Trade Group, enabling the newly formed, privately held company to focus on growing its commodity business. In 2010, Gavilon acquired the DeBruce Companies, significantly expanding the company’s agricultural operations.


Today, Gavilon leverages its strategic partnerships and more than 300 facilities and regional offices worldwide to link agricultural and energy supply with increasing global demand. The company provides origination, storage and handling, transportation and logistics, marketing and distribution, and risk management services to tens of thousands of customers each year and employs 1,900 people around the world. For more information, please visit