Gowan expands with new facility acquisition in Arkansas

Company acquiring a WinField United facility in Blytheville.

November 17, 2023

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Gowan Milling, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gowan Group, is expanding its manufacturing capacity by acquiring a WinField United facility in Blytheville, Arkansas. The strategic move marks a significant milestone in the company’s ongoing commitment to meet its valued customers' needs while enhancing our manufacturing capabilities and capacity, the company said.


Mike Callahan, general manager of Gowan Milling, based in Yuma, Arizona, will lead the newly acquired facility in Blytheville, Arkansas, now rebranded as Gowan Milling Blytheville. This investment will grant Gowan the proximity to key markets needed to service its existing customer base on a larger scale while maintaining the hallmark of its historic manufacturing services – safety, quality, reliability, and flexibility. This facility offers diverse capabilities, including herbicide pan granulation, extruded granulation, and the production of suspension concentrate fungicides and insecticides.


According to Gowan, key benefits to its customers include:


  • Centralized location: Blytheville, Arkansas, is an ideal hub for Gowan Milling to serve customers across the United States efficiently. This strategic location ensures timely access to high-quality crop protection chemicals and responsive customer support.


  • Increased manufacturing capacity: With this acquisition, Gowan Milling significantly enhances its manufacturing capacity, enabling us to meet the growing demand for our products and offer even more reliable customer service.


  • Synergy of expertise: Gowan Milling plans to leverage our seasoned team's collective experience, expertise, and skilled local plant personnel. This collaboration will ensure we continue to meet and exceed customer expectations with top-notch products and solutions.


  • Investment in expansion: Gowan Milling is committed to substantially investing in the newly acquired facility. These investments will result in expanded capabilities and cutting-edge technologies, enhancing our product range and the quality of our services.


Mike Callahan, the general manager of Gowan Milling Yuma and Blytheville, expressed his enthusiasm about this new acquisition, stating, "This facility acquisition is a strategic move that reinforces our dedication to our customers and the industry. It will enable us to deliver the highest quality crop protection chemicals, expand our product offerings, and improve our overall service. We look forward to this new chapter of growth and innovation."


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