Monte Vista branch employees include, left to right: Tim Morgan, Paul Becker, Margarito Romero, Robert Sease, Francisco Ortiz, Frank Gunsaulis, Karen Widger, Dale Becker, Wyneal Alfrey, Erin Leary, Joe Norris, Josh Becker. Not pictured are Scott and Ed Dillon and Tom Barr.
Monte Vista branch employees include, left to right: Tim Morgan, Paul Becker, Margarito Romero, Robert Sease, Francisco Ortiz, Frank Gunsaulis, Karen Widger, Dale Becker, Wyneal Alfrey, Erin Leary, Joe Norris, Josh Becker. Not pictured are Scott and Ed Dillon and Tom Barr.

Wilbur-Ellis Company, a recognized leader in precision agriculture technology and the distribution of crop protection products, announces the ResponsibleAg certification of its retail location in Monte Vista, Colorado.

Under ResponsibleAg, retail fertilizer dealerships have access to comprehensive inspections based on federal regulatory requirements. These inspections are carried out by trained auditors who have successfully completed an intensive training course based on the objectives of ResponsibleAg. 

“The Monte Vista branch has always had a high regard for branch safety,” said Wilbur-Ellis Area Manager Willie Negroni. “Being recognized for it by its peers within the industry makes the ResponsibleAg certification even more special.”

Wilbur-Ellis’ Monte Vista branch was acquired from Schall Chemical Supply, LLC on January 1, 2008, and was relocated to its current location at 2701 East County Road 1 South later the same year. Monte Vista is a full-service agribusiness retail branch offering chemical, fertilizers, seed and custom application, in addition to both liquid and dry custom fertilizer blends.

“This is just one more example of how the Monte Vista leadership and team continue to set the bar higher for safety and security excellence amongst our organization,” said Wilbur-Ellis EHSS Representative Raul Covarrubias. Monte Vista Branch Manager Dale Becker agreed, saying “It is an honor to have received the ResponsibleAg certification for Wilbur-Ellis Monte Vista,” said Becker. “Thanks to all of our employees for all of their hard work in making this happen through teamwork, pride and integrity.”

Monte Vista is Wilbur-Ellis’ sixth location to receive the ResponsibleAg certification. Wilbur-Ellis will continue to build upon its ResponsibleAg partnership as the company seeks certification at other fertilizer branches across the United States.

Wilbur-Ellis Monte Vista Branch Manager Dale Becker can be reached at (719) 852-3921 or via email at dbecker@wilburellis.com.