Wilbur-Ellis history, company profile (overview) and corporate video

       Wilbur-Ellis Holdings, Inc. is a holding company with divisions in agribusiness, specialty chemicals and ingredients and feed. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.

       The company offers chemicals, fertilizers, animal feed, pesticides, and food ingredients.


       Wilbur-Ellis was established in 1921 when three schoolmates from the University of Washington, Brayton Wilbur, Floyd Ellis and Thomas Franck open a small import-export brokerage trading company in San Francisco with a $5,000 investment. The newly created Wilbur-Ellis focuses on trading fishmeal and fish oil.

       In the 1930s, the company acquired Connell Brothers, a distributor of food and other products.

       In the 1990s, John Taylor Fertilizers was acquired.

       In the 2000s, the company acquired Ripon Farm Service and Schall Chemical.

       With more than 2.000 employees, Wilbur-Ellis Holdings, Inc. is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World, according to Forbes.

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