Europe’s Largest Seed Producer to Call Fort Collins Home

Companies are hiring here in Fort Collins and Limagrain is saying they’re excited to call Fort Collins home.

Frank Curtis, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Limagrain’s Fort Collins office, spoke at a news conference at the Hilton Fort Collins about the French farmers’ cooperative that is Europe’s largest seed producer.

Before a dozen people, Curtis discussed his plans for Limagrain in Fort Collins and the United States. Limagrain specializes in field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products, and it will focus on wheat production here in the U.S.

The co-op, which employs 6,000 people, wants to become a major player in the U.S. wheat industry within the next five years while growing its Fort Collins office to 24 employees by the end of 2011. This is great news for our area.

Curtis said he selected Fort Collins as home to the organization’s U.S. hub because of Colorado State University and Fort Collins’ quality of life that will enable him to attract a talented work force.

“There are some wonderful things about this city. … There is a real buzz about the city center as well,” he said. “What I love about it is the number of independent businesses. … I’ve been to about 30 independent restaurants in Fort Collins over the past couple years and have not found a bad one yet.” I couldn’t agree with you more Mr. Curtis.

 

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