Hintzsche Welcomes Walter Seed & Fertilizer
Troxel, IL—Effective February 8, 2013, Hintzsche Fertilizer, Inc. acquired Walter Seed and Fertilizer, Inc. located in Grand Ridge, Illinois. This well established agriculture retailer has been in business for almost forty years, serving growers in LaSalle and surrounding counties. This organization was founded by Walter siblings, John, Roger, Larry and Joanne. John and Roger will continue to manage and oversee the operations.
“We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to the expansion of our business and the synergies it will provide,” commented David Hintzsche, CEO and president of Hintzsche Fertilizer, Inc. “Our ultimate goal is to gain the trust and respect of the Walter growers, and provide them with excellent products and services now and in the future.”
Walter Seed & Fertilizer, Grand Ridge, IL
Hintzsche Celebrates 50 Years!
The weather was perfect, the facility impeccable, and everything was in place. It was a day we’d all dreamed about . . . a day to remember. . . a day to celebrate. Started in 1962, Hintzsche celebrated 50 years and three generations as the area’s leading ag retailer.
About 125 employees and shareholders strong, the “people in red” gathered togehter to put on a party like no other for our customers and special guests. Although the crowd was estimated at about 1400 guests, you never would have known it. There was barely a line at the reception desk and rarely more than a dozen people in line for ribeyes and chops.
Nationally-acclaimed ag broadcaster Max Armstrong spent the day with us. When he wasn’t speaking, we were wooed by Jared Olson’s band and the Jim Kanas Trio.
Kids had their faces painted, got tuckered out in the bounce house and were entertained by a balloon-twisting clown. Kids of all ages got their fill of cookies and ice cream. Everyone went away with a goodie bag filled with deluxe gifts.