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November 10, 2016

agi logo r2Marshall, IL, U.S.A. – Yargus Manufacturing, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of Layco brand fertilizer and industrial material handling equipment located in Marshall, Illinois, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its manufacturing operation to Ag Growth International, Inc. (“AGI”), a publicly traded company located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
“The sale of Yargus Manufacturing to AGI provides both businesses immediate opportunities to expand their global footprint as to agricultural and industrial material handling equipment. We believe the sale of our company to AGI is the best decision for our employees, customers, and suppliers. This transaction presents the best strategic path for both Yargus Manufacturing’s and AGI’s future success and profitability, and positions AGI to achieve breakthrough business results,” said Larry Yargus, president and majority stockholder of Yargus Manufacturing, Inc.

Yargus Manufacturing, Inc. is a private, family business owned by Larry Yargus and his three daughters, Anne Sheehy, Kate Shaffer and Meg Yargus. The company was started by Larry’s father as Layco in 1968 and transitioned to Yargus Manufacturing, Inc. when Larry Yargus took ownership of the company in 1992. The company produces Declining Weight, Tower, Vertical and Drum blend systems, Portable and In-Plant conveying systems, and other mixing, coating and micro-nutrient equipment for bulk fertilizer and industrial material handling.

“Yargus is known throughout the world as an innovative developer and producer of material handling equipment,” Larry Yargus added. “Our brand has grown globally over the years because of the hard work of our employees including, sales, engineering and manufacturing. We see this transaction as a positive way to help each of them expand their careers with the exciting growth of AGI. The strength of AGI will ensure strong customer relations. On behalf of my daughters and myself, we want to thank our employees, customers, and suppliers for their dedication and support of Yargus Manufacturing and look forward to a positive future for them with AGI.”
AGI’s grain handling, conditioning and storage equipment are among the most recognized in the global agricultural industry. AGI has manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and Italy, and distributes its products globally.

Larry Yargus
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yargus All Yargus conveyors -- the bearings, shafts, pulleys, and rollers -- are protected for worker safety.

Yargus is a leader in worker-protected material handling solutions, continually developing additional safety features on all product lines to meet and exceed regulations.

For all Yargus conveyors, the bearings, shafts, pulleys, and rollers are protected for worker safety. Safety pull cords come standard to stop the equipment in case of an emergency. The system start-up has an optional siren and flashing light to warn workers of motion and safety fencing with a kill switch.

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Jeff Ivan, VP, International Sales and Marketing from Yargus Manufacturing and James Luther, Assistant Commercial Manager from the Nectar Group were recently interviewed at the Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer conference in Marrakech on developments and trends in fertilizers within Africa from a blending and bagging perspective.

ntep smallWith the Certificate of Conformance, the NTEP tested Yargus equipment is approved for weight measurement accuracy throughout the entire U.S.

Yargus Manufacturing announces NTEP (National Type Evaluation Program) equipment Certificate of Conformance for its 20-tn hopper, 3000-lb micro hopper, a 50-tn weigh hopper, 18-tn vertical tapered screw blender, 16-tn rotary drum blender weigh hopper, and an 18-tn tower weigh hopper for individual load cell scales. 

NTEP, the standardized test to ensure that national requirements are met before weight measuring devices enter the marketplace, is governed by the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM), the independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to developing and regulating the United States technical standards for weights and measures.

ethiopia imageYargus Manufacturing is proud to be featured in a video at the USA pavilion at EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy. The video features the USA government's Feed the Future Initiative and USAID's program in Ethiopia working through ACDI VOCA.

Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period, Milan will become a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries will show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. In addition to the exhibitor nations, the Expo also involves international organizations, and expects to welcome over 20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square meters of exhibition area.