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.

  • Nov13Tue

    What is a farmer?

    November 13, 2018
    NACHURS is thankful for our farmers:  those that work in acres, not in hours.
  • Nov6Tue

    NACHURS Bio-K: the Latest Development of Premium Crop Nutrition

    November 6, 2018
    With an ever increasing demand for potassium due to increasing crop yields, there is a need for a better source of potassium with improved availability and uptake potential.
  • Oct17Wed

    Harvest 2018

    October 17, 2018
    This year’s fall harvest weather sure feels a lot like this year’s Nebraska Cornhusker football team.  Every day starts with great promise and then Mother Nature throws a flag.