Our History

Nachurs Alpine SolutionsNachurs Alpine Solutions®, a liquid chemicals manufacturing company, is a market leader in the manufacture and distribution of high quality liquid starter fertilizers, other fertility amendments, and a variety of industrial products.

The Na-Churs Plant Food Company was founded in 1946 in Marion, Ohio. The Company formulated the first liquid fertilizer products that were available to greenhouses, nurseries, and to farmers who needed fast seedling growth in cool soils. The “new liquid” concept of placing starter fertilizer with the seed caught on amongst the American farmers.

70th AnniversaryAlpine Plant Foods Corporation was established in New Hamburg, Ontario in 1973. Over time, Alpine Plant Foods Corporation has established itself as the leader in the liquid fertilizer business across Canada.

In 1998, Na-Churs Plant Food Company acquired Alpine Plant Foods Corporation, to form Nachurs Alpine Solutions (NAS). Today, Nachurs Alpine Solutions is the leading manufacturer of quality liquid fertilizers in North America. Products are sold under the brand name of NACHURS® in the United States and ALPINE® in Canada.

While Nachurs Alpine Solutions primary business is selling precision placed, seed-safe starter fertilizers for corn, soybeans, and wheat production, we also formulate liquid fertilizer for canola, alfalfa, potatoes, sugar beets, lentils, and various other fruit and vegetable crops.

In 2000, Nachurs Alpine Solutions wanted to capitalize on asset utilization and raw material costs. NASi (Nachurs Alpine Solutions Industrial) was then developed to supplement its core agriculture business through the manufacture of a steadily increasing volume of industrial products. These products generally use the same raw materials as used in fertilizer manufacturing. The Industrial line has developed into a full business segment producing a significant percent of annual revenue. Today NASi is a leader in manufacturing potassium blends, runway deicers, and other industrial chemical products.

Nachurs Alpine Solutions has six manufacturing facilities: Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan; Corydon, Indiana; Marion, Ohio; New Hamburg, Ontario; Red Oak, Iowa; and St. Gabriel, Louisiana. 30 strategically located product depots are located across North America for customer convenience and pick-up. Many of our depots are located on the west coast in the U.S. and in western Canada to support our growing business in these areas.



Below:  The original NACHURS building in Marion, Ohio.

  • Sep17Mon

    Balanced plant nutrition: more than just optimum growth

    September 17, 2018
    Balanced fertilizer applications may reduce the need for chemical disease control in some cases. Scientists who breed crops are continually attempting to develop new varieties that are resistant to pests and disease.  The big challenge is that pests and disease continually adapt to their environment, which inevitably cause resistant varieties to fail and become susceptible to pests and disease.
  • Sep11Tue

    Generation Whatever…What We Do Matters

    September 11, 2018
    Agriculture remains the heartbeat and pulse of the human race.  What we do as an industry is terribly important to the survival of our fellow humans and the planet.  The technologies we utilize today help feed and clothe more people, easier, faster, and safer than ever imagined.
  • Sep4Tue

    Big City Girl meets *gasp* Agriculture

    September 4, 2018
    Born and raised in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, I never thought much about where my food or stuff in general came from.  All I knew was that there was always a good supply of whatever I needed at the store.  Going to the grocery store, the once a year trip to the County Fair, and the rare occasion my family traveled outside of the city was really my only exposure to agriculture.