Americus Rainbow Granulation Facility is the official name of a site that has been known as the “fertilizer plant” for decades. It is operated by the international company Nutrien Ltd., formerly known as Agrium, Inc.
The Nutrien company website describes its purpose as follows:
“At Nutrien, our purpose is to grow our world from the ground up. As the world’s largest provider of crop inputs, services and solutions, Nutrien plays a critical role in feeding the future by helping growers to increase food production in a sustainable manner. We’re moving the agriculture industry and the world forward – today and for generations to come.”
While its names may be varied, there is no company identity crisis for most locals. The Rainbow facility has maintained a strong presence in the community throughout its existence, and its commitment to growth applies not only to crops but to the people and institutions of the community. The company provides generous donations for local development and education and, in this role, has been a strong supporter of Perry Wellness Center.
The center’s raised gardening beds project was first begun through a generous grant from the company, which also provided technical assistance. This summer, corporate leader Trina Aburto visited Perry Wellness Center to become more aware of its support and advocacy activities on behalf of behavioral health.
As a direct consequence of that visit, the company once again demonstrated its commitment to our program. Local Nutrien representative Betty Scott stopped by to present Perry Wellness Center founder and CEO Stuart Perry with a $10,000 check on behalf of the company.
Ms. Scott stated, “We are very impressed with the representation of Americus and Southwest Georgia by Perry Wellness Center. You all are responding to an increasing need with special activities for some suffering citizens. I hope this check will help you with your future plans.”
Stuart Perry expressed his appreciation for the donation and noted that plans were already in place for a garden expansion.
The Americus Rainbow plant is located at 1011 Oak Avenue in Americus. If readers wish to learn more about the work of Nutrien around the world, they can check out their newest corporate video, “Grow Our World from the Ground Up.”
In the photo above, Betty Scott and her granddaughter, Millie, hold a presentation check for representatives of Perry Wellness Center, including, left to right: Pam Perry, Stuart Perry, Amanda Perry, Kelly Jansen, Jackie Teasley, and Debbie Bissaillon.