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History
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Sylvite was founded in Canada in 1977. For the first five years, the company provided customers with high quality agricultural fertilizer products: primarily potash fertilizer produced from the sylvanite ore from which the company takes its name.

Over the years, through strategic partnerships and the acquisition of other thriving businesses, Sylvite has grown into a full-service agricultural and industrial supplier, with operations in Florida and facilities located across Eastern Canada. In fact, working with our allied operations in Canada and the United States, Sylvite now plays a significant role in moving fertilizer across the eastern seaboard.

 

Snapshot of our phenomenal growth

1977Sylvite Sales founded 

1983 – Hugh Loomans purchases Sylvite Sales

1989 – Sylvite USA established in partnership with Bob McNaughton and Sylvite Southeast launched in Lakeland Florida

1990 – Created Sylvite International

1993 – Sylvite invests in Coldsprings Ontario Agri-Services

1994 – Opened Sylvite Central in Shawnee Mission, Kansas

1995 – Sylvite USA establishes Sylco Service and Terminal in Lewiston, PA

1997 – Sylvite purchases Pier 12 in Hamilton, Ontario

1998 – Established Sylvite Industrial Chemical

1999 – Sylvite purchases remaining shares of Coldsprings Agri-Services

2001 – Created Sylvite Transportation

2003 – Launched Sylvite Financial Services

2005 – Founded Sylvite Western Region in partnership with Abocol

2007 – Purchase of Florida warehouse facilities

2011 – Sylvite Transportation expands to Canton, Ohio

2015 – Sylvite partners with S-P Packaging to acquire Agrium Advanced Technologies packaging plant in Putnam, Ontario

2016 – Acquired Pestell Transport Ltd., located in New Hamburg, ON.