New jobs are coming to Panola County.
Humic Growth Solutions, a producer of certified organic humate products for the agriculture industry, is locating manufacturing and distribution operations in Sardis. The project is a $7.99-million corporate investment and will create 25 jobs.
Governor Phil Bryant says that with Mississippi’s strong agricultural industry, the company picked the right place for their newest operations.
“Mississippi is a leader in the agriculture industry, so it is fitting that one of the world’s leaders in the manufacture of products designed to enhance crop production would choose our state as the home of its newest operations,” Governor Bryant said. “Panola County’s prime location, combined with the area’s skilled workforce, will ensure Humic Growth Solutions’ products reach its global consumers in a timely manner.”
Humic Growth Solutions specializes in the wet chemistry extraction of humic and fulvic acids. The company then offers its activated fertilizer supplements in a liquid concentrate, soluble powder and patented granule forms to agriculture producers worldwide. Humic Growth Solutions is locating its newest operations in the Hide Building in the Sardis Industrial Park where the company plans to expand the 65,000-square-foot facility by constructing a 6,000-square-foot addition.
“My choice was clear after the Panola Partnership shared their innovative commitment to workforce development through their Spark Program and Concourse training facility,” said Humic Growth Solutions Executive Director Kevin Merritt. “These training efforts and the support of Panola County, the state of Mississippi, federal officials and agencies and Northwest Mississippi Community College have made it possible to hit the ground running post-construction.
“We thank Governor Bryant, the Mississippi Development Authority and Panola County for their crucial assistance. We hope this project will improve the quality of life in this historic Delta region by providing a solid living wage to our future employees. These opportunities will result in the production of a quality agricultural product that will assist farmers in higher yields and a more competitive global market position.”
“Humic Growth Solutions’ products are recognized for increasing crop yields through greater quality, so we believe the company’s 25 new employees in Sardis will enhance that legacy by effectively delivering Humic’s innovative products to customers around the world,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We salute the leadership of the Panola Partnership and Panola County, which, with MDA, was instrumental in bringing 25 new career opportunities to the industry-leading company in North Mississippi.”
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Humic Growth Solutions plans to complete construction at the Sardis facility in January 2020 with operations beginning in February.