American Vanguard Corporation Celebrates 50 Year Milestone


American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD), parent company to AMVAC Chemical Corporation, is celebrating 50 years in business. The milestone is being honored with new brand logos for both corporations and the tagline “An American Vanguard Company” added to all operating subsidiaries, reinforcing its continued commitment to technological innovation and business growth in the U.S. and in international markets.

“This is a milestone that wouldn’t be possible without our loyal customers, employees and investors who have made 50 successful years possible,” said Neil DeStefano, Director of Portfolio and Marketing/eCommunication Management at AMVAC. “Our new branding elements symbolize both our past and our future as a global company. It’s an exciting time as we further align both corporations and move forward with plans for expansion that include acquisitions and organic growth.”

American Vanguard Corporation started in 1969 as a regional contract manufacturer of agricultural chemicals and has grown over the last five decades to a fully integrated producer of branded specialty products. The corporation is the holding company for eight umbrella brands, including AMVAC, which develops, manufactures and markets effective agricultural and commercial products for crop protection, non-agricultural and public health applications.

AMVAC’s product development capabilities include new product acquisition and/or licensing for U.S. domestic sales and worldwide product distribution. The company operates four manufacturing facilities in the U.S. that provide flexible production of high-quality products with an excellent record of safety and regulatory compliance. AMVAC also maintains a very robust product registration function that has successfully maintained the intellectual property value of the company’s portfolio.

“Celebrating a 50 year milestone says a lot about the success of a company,” said Eric Wintemute, Chairman and CEO of American Vanguard. “There is no better time than now to align our brands as we move into a future strongly committed to the international growth of our business and dedicated to the industries that we serve.”

Operating companies that are part of American Vanguard include: AMVAC Chemical Corporation, AMVAC Environmental Products, OHP Inc., Envance Technologies LLC, TyraTech Inc., Greenplants Corp. S.A., AgriCenter S.A. and Defensive/Agrovant LLC.

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About American Vanguard

American Vanguard Corporation is a diversified specialty and agricultural products company that develops and markets products for crop protection and management, turf and ornamentals management and public and animal health. American Vanguard is included on the Russell 2000® and Russell 3000® Indexes and the S&P SmallCap 600® Index. To learn more about American Vanguard, please reference the Company’s website at

The Company, from time to time, may discuss forward-looking information. Except for the historical information contained in this release, all forward-looking statements are estimates by the Company’s management and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ from management’s current expectations. Such factors include weather conditions, changes in regulatory policy and other risks as detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s SEC reports and filings. All forward-looking statements, if any, in this release represent the Company’s judgment as of the date of this release.

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