Wilbur Ellis Co.

2008 Regional Winner

Wilbur Ellis Co. - Grant, MI

As Case DeYoung, branch manager for the Wilbur-Ellis’s Grant, MI location, explains, being close to the center of town has served as a great catalyst for Wilbur-Ellis when it comes to environmental stewardship. “Anyone visiting Grant will likely pass right by our facility on their way in,” says DeYoung. “So we have to do our best to keep everything clean and safe as possible. That way, visitors to Grant will have a good first impression that our company is not only a successful business, but a good community steward as well. Also, our city leaders are right across the street from us. If there was a problem, we would definitely hear about it.” There is a separate diked loading pad for liquid fertilizer that uses a touchscreen system for automated fi lling. Dry fertilizer is loaded out using two covered belt conveyors with telescoping chutes to act as dust controls. We are also planning to add rings to our two 8-ton TriTon mixers this season that will serve as additional dust controls.”