- About Sylvite
We've been helping Ontario farmers grow since 1977 – it's what we do.
Founded in 1977, Sylvite has always been committed to our customers in the incredibly diverse wholesale, agriculture, transportation and industrial chemical industries. Over the first 5 years of business, Sylvite focused on providing customers with high quality agricultural fertilizer products; primarily potash fertilizer produced from the sylvanite ore from which the company takes its name. Through strategic partnerships and acquisitions of other thriving businesses, Sylvite has grown into a full-service agricultural and industrial supplier. Allied operations in Canada and the United States have allowed Sylvite to play a significant role in moving fertilizer across the eastern seaboard.
1977 – Sylvite Sales was founded by Alex Henry and Don Rutherford in Toronto, ON.
1983 – Hugh Loomans purchases Sylvite Sales.
1989 – Sylvite USA is established in partnership with Bob McNaughton, and Sylvite Southeast is launched in Lakeland, Florida.
1990 – Sylvite International is created.
1993 – Sylvite invests in Coldsprings Ontario Agri-Services, establishing Sylvite Agri-Services.
1994 – Sylvite Central is opened in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
1995 – Sylvite USA establishes Sylco Service and Terminal in Lewiston, Pennsylvania.
1997 – Sylvite purchases Pier 12 in Hamilton, Ontario.
1998 – Sylvite Industrial Chemical is established.
1999 – Sylvite purchases the remaining shares of Coldsprings Agri-Services.
2001 – Sylvite Transportation is created.
2003 – Sylvite Financial Services is launched.
2005 – Sylvite Western Region is founded in partnership with Abocol.
2007 – Sylvite purchases warehouse facilities in Lakeland, Florida.
2011 – Sylvite Transportation expands to Canton, Ohio.
2015 – Sylvite partners with S-P Packaging, now called NuTec, to acquire Agrium Advanced Technologies packaging plant in Putnam, Ontario.
2016 – Pestell Transport Ltd. in New Hamburg, Ontario is acquired.
2019 – Sylvite Transportation acquires Cooper Brothers Trucking in Akron, Ohio.
2019 – Sylvite Agri-Services purchases Thompsons Limited Farm Services, increasing our retail locations from 5 to 15.