Growcentia Relocates its Headquarters to Centerra in Loveland
Growcentia®, a Colorado-based biological agtech company producing science-based soil-enhancement solutions, recently held a ribbon-cutting event for the opening of its new corporate headquarters at Centerra, an award‐winning 3,000‐acre master‐planned community located in Loveland.
Company founders, Drs. Matthew Wallenstein, Colin Bell and Richard Conant, other Colorado-based company executives, as well as Loveland Mayor Jacki March and Kelly Jones and Jack Hill of the Loveland Economic Development Department, were on site for the celebrations.
“Growcentia is proud to call Northern Colorado home, and we look forward to expanding upon our nature-based growing solutions in this region. This new state-of-the-art facility will enable us to accommodate growth for the foreseeable future, heighten the complexity and diversity of our product lines, and expand R&D initiatives to serve both our national and international customers and truly change the way the world grows,” said Growcentia’s founders in a joint statement.
The 123,000-square-foot Centerra commercial building was developed by McWhinney of which Growcentia will occupy 30,000 square feet. Ware Malcomb served as McWhinney’s project architect and Golden Triangle Construction was the general contractor. Broker partners Mike Eyer and Julius Tabert from CBRE and Mike Jenson of Fort Collins Real Estate and Robert Olson of law firm Dorsey & Whitney, LLP assisted with the lease transaction.
A relocation from Fort Collins, the new Loveland headquarters is located within Centerra’s Industrial District at 4545 Viking Way and will house all company operations, including management, administration, manufacturing, and research and development.
“We are pleased to partner with Growcentia and welcome them to our growing Centerra community,” said Clyde Wood, McWhinney’s vice president of commercial development for Northern Colorado. “Our best-in-class industrial building, together with a competitive lease rate, was ideally suited for their expanding business needs.”
The 30,000-square-foot facility is located in Centerra’s industrial district and features two R&D laboratories, two microbiological fermentation manufacturing bays, a blending manufacturing bay, an indoor plant trial and experimentation station, 28-foot clearance warehousing, and shipping capabilities with four loading docks and office space.
“Representing business owners in northern Colorado for over 20 years, and having helped Growcentia with its first move to Fort Collins in 2015, I was honored that they chose me to assist them with their relocation to Loveland,” said Mike Jensen, owner and broker of Fort Collins Real Estate. “Loveland is at the forefront of technological innovation, and Growcentia will make significant contributions to the continued economic growth in the area.”
Growcentia was founded to develop biological solutions for growers of all types. The company’s founders began their scientific endeavors as soil microbiologists at Colorado State University, successfully researching how specific combinations of microbes work symbiotically with soil nutrients to produce healthier plants while reducing the need to apply chemical fertilizers and minimizing the environmental and ecological impacts of farming. Their research resulted in a patent, and following a seed investment round from M34 Capital in 2015, the founders licensed the patent from Colorado State University Ventures and operationalized Growcentia.