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High-tech ag research and development company Agrium plans return to Greeley

Catherine Sweeney | For the fence post

A global research and development company is headed back to Greeley.

Agrium Wholesale is opening an 18,000 square foot agricultural research facility on 115th Avenue in Highpointe. The plant should be operational by March 2016, said Agrium Capital Projects Engineer Chris Macbeth.

Agrium had a similar research facility in Alabama, but decided to sell it and relocate to Greeley.

"There's a good reason, regionally, to move to Greeley," he said.

“There’s a good reason, regionally, to move to Greeley.”

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The company has offices in Loveland and locations in Greeley. He also said being near Denver was an advantage.

The company anticipates opening 12 "highly technical" positions, many of which would require a Ph.D. Transfers from the Alabama location will fill some, but Agrium will be seeking new hires.

For more, look at Tuesday's Greeley Tribune.

Agrium comes back to Greeley

Agrium, with offices throughout the United States, Canada and Australia, is expected to build an 18,000-square-foot research facility by March 2016 at the HighPointe Business Park in west Greeley.