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
1977 – Sylvite 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.