Since 1995 A.J. Sackett and Sons and Waconia Manufacturing have been linked as partners and leaders in providing engineering and equipment to the fertilizer industry. As of January 1st 2017, the two Companies, under the same ownership, consolidated further by aligning their sales force and product lines. The two fertilizer industry frontrunners will become Sackett-Waconia.
A.J. Sackett and Sons, founded in 1897, and Waconia Manufacturing, founded in 1959, have sold equipment in 65 countries and 50 states. By consolidating, they combine 180 years of industry leading innovation, sales and manufacturing experience in fertilizer equipment and systems design. "The combination of Sackett-Waconia is not only the right thing to do; it's the smart thing to do for our Customers, our Employees and our Industry. Together we offer strong engineering capabilities and expanded product lines, while capitalizing on our customer focus, integrity, and desire to be the best at what we do," said Larry Taylor, Sackett-Waconia CEO.
Sackett-Waconia employs 200 people between their four U.S. locations in Baltimore, MD, Waconia, MN, Norwood Young America, MN and Wilson, NC, plus a fifth location in Araxá, Brazil. Sackett-Waconia has sold equipment to thousands of fertilizer plants and enjoys a world-wide reputation for quality and customer service. Combining the Companies will streamline engineering, product design, customer service and support efficient equipment fabrication. Sackett-Waconia promotes environmentally friendly Precision Fertilizer Blending® technologies which focus on the 4R Nutrient Stewardship concept of getting the right nutrients to the right crops at the right time and rate.