Last month, BioZyme began to break ground on a $1.2 million warehouse and dock addition to its main production facility in St. Joseph, MO.
The 14,000-square-foot addition will provide the company, which relies entirely on outside carriers to transport its products to customers, much needed space for the increasing number of trucks needed to pick up orders. The addition is expected to be completed in Spring 2016.
BioZyme manufacturers Amaferm®, Sure Champ®, VitaFerm®, and other proprietary, natural feed supplements for cattle, commercial poultry and swine, and show livestock. All products are formulated to promote quality animal health, digestion, production and reproduction. Increased demand for BioZyme’s natural feed supplements, both domestically and overseas, has prompted expansion of the facility.
“BioZyme has grown approximately 30 percent annually over the past couple of years, so additional room was desperately needed to transport our products more efficiently,” said Lisa Norton, BioZyme Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. “The end goal of the expansion is providing better customer service.”
In addition to the warehouse expansion, BioZyme has expanded the facility’s office space to accommodate its growing staff. In the past 18 months, BioZyme has hired 25 people, in addition to initiating a double shift in March. In September, BioZyme announced the addition of a new commercial LiquiFerm® brand to its Supplements Division.