Interview with Julie Cartwright
By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater
Strategically located and landlocked between railroad tracks and truck access roads in Plover, Wisconsin, Jay-Mar, Inc., “Your Total Agri Supplier,” celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020.
Those 50 years of successful business have seen Jay-Mar, Inc. evolve from a packaging supply company located in a warehouse with no heat to a full-service retail store and respected agricultural products provider.
On the retail side, Jay-Mar offers pet, small animal and equine supplies and feed, bird seed and feeders, lawn fertilizers, giftware, wildlife plots, and lawn and garden products.
Agricultural services and supplies include not only adjuvants, farm seed, fertilizers, additives and soil amendments, but also manufacturing, tank mixing, custom blends and blending, private labeling, loading, delivery and custom spraying.
“I have railcars and trucks coming in all the time,” says Tony Grapsas, president of Jay-Mar, Inc. “On a busy day in May, we’ll go through 600 tons of product and could empty our plant if we weren’t restocking.”