Dillon, MT—December 22, 2010 – Wilbur-Ellis Company announced today that it has purchased the assets of Cornell Fertilizer, which was established in 2002 by Craig Cornell. 

“Cornell Fertilizer has made a name for itself in the Dillon area by providing quality fertilizer, crop production advice and custom application to its customers,” said Mike Thomas, vice president of Wilbur-Ellis’ Northern Plains region. “Acquiring Cornell Fertilizer expands Wilbur-Ellis’ presence into Southwestern Montana. There is tremendous growth opportunity, particularly in plant protection products, feed, seed and fertilizer.” 

“Wilbur-Ellis is an industry leader with excellent performance in customer service,” said Craig Cornell. “I am confident that they will expand opportunities and capabilities, not only for our customers, but for our employees as well.” 

The acquisition is part of Wilbur-Ellis’ plan for expansion of their Agribusiness Division in the Inland Empire area directed by Area Manager, Troy Thomas. The business will continue to be managed by Branch Manager, Bill Wehri and serviced by the existing Cornell Fertilizer staff. 

About Wilbur-Ellis Company 

Founded in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis is a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. By developing strong relationships, making strategic market investments and capitalizing on new opportunities, Wilbur-Ellis has grown to a $2.5 billion business. For more information, please visit www.wilburellis.com.  

For more information, please visit www.wilburellis.com