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Wyffels Hybrids Announces Plans for New Site

Wyffels Hybrids takes a step towards expansion with the announcement of plans for a new site located in Ames, Iowa. The new facility will enforce the company’s mission to provide industry leading products and support during the growing season, according to a release.

“Our western business has been a critical part of our growth for many years, and we’re excited about taking this step towards the future,” said Jacob Wyffels, vice president of production for Wyffels Hybrids.

The first phase of construction will focus on building the warehouse and distribution center, bringing seed closer to Wyffels Hybrids customers in Iowa, southern South Dakota and Southern Minnesota. The company expects the expansion to include “seed corn production capabilities, enhanced research and corn breeding functions, agronomic demonstration opportunities, as well as meeting and training resources for employees and customers,” said the release.

Purchased from Alliant Energy, the site is located in the center of Wyffels’ western marketing footprint. The area also offers access to the knowledge and research from Iowa State University, making it an ideal location.

“It is a pleasure to help facilitate the connection of our customers and prospective customers with Alliant Energy Growth Sites, like the Prairie View Industrial Center,” said Dennis Jordan, director of customer communications and economic development for Alliant Energy. “Centrally and conveniently located in the heart of Iowa, Ames is known for its healthy, stable economy, flourishing cultural environment and the world-renowned Iowa State University. Wyffels Hybrids will succeed here, and Alliant Energy is pleased to be part of their impressive growth.”

Wyffels is looking forward to joining the Ames community with the expansion.

“We are thrilled with this announcement. The first company to land in the new Prairie View Industrial Center, with the prominent brand of Wyffels Hybrids, is such a great win for the Ames region. This company perfectly aligns with some of the core strengths of Iowa State University and our board of directors could not be more pleased. We are grateful that the Wyffels family has selected our community to make this investment and create meaningful employment opportunities,” said Dan Culhane, president and CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Ames Economic Development Commission.

Wyffels Hybrids will start shipping from the new Iowa site in the spring of 2024.

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