BioZyme, manufacturer of Amaferm®, Sure Champ®, VitaFerm® and other proprietary, natural feed supplements for cattle, commercial poultry and swine, and show livestock, broke ground last month on a $1.2 million warehouse and dock addition to its main supplement production facility in St. Joseph, MO.
The 14,000-square-foot addition, under construction at 6010 Stockyards Expressway, is expected to be completed in Spring 2016 and will provide much needed space for the increasing number of trucks needed to pick up orders. BioZyme relies entirely on outside carriers to transport its products to customers.
Increased demand for BioZyme’s natural feed supplements domestically and internationally prompted the facility expansion. BioZyme’s products are formulated to promote animal health, digestion, production and reproduction.
“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 the commercial LiquiFerm® brand to its Supplement Division.