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Bioverse marks one year in Worthington

WORTHINGTON — Since Bioverse’s move to Worthington from Pipestone one year ago this month, the company has seen tremendous growth.

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“We thought this move was a good fit because this is a location with a bigger employment base,” Bioverse President and CEO Glenn Thuringer said.

Over the past year, Bioverse has unveiled two new product lines, added new employees and seen “outstanding” growth in sales, Thuringer explained.

“We’ve expanded both our Healthy Ponds product line with the AquaSpherePro and our agriculture product line with the AgraSphere,” Thuringer said.

The AquaSpherePro uses beneficial bacteria and enzymes to consume excess nutrients in water, which, in essence, prevents algae. It is available in three sizes and treats smaller bodies of water for 30 days. It also improves water clarity and is environmentally friendly.

“The AquaSphere is for treating small golf course ponds or your everyday backyard pond,” Thuringer said. “We actually patented the 30-day time release, and that is something that sets us apart from our competitors.”

The AgraSphere — a part of Bioverse’s agriculture line — treats deep pit and lagoon waste storage systems. It reduces sludge to less than 12 inches and prevents crusting.

The AgraSphere was recently awarded one of the top 10 new products at the World Pork Expo in 2012.

“All of our products are environmentally safe, cost-effective and easy to use,” Thuringer said.

The expanded product lines have increased Bioverse’s sales, and Thuringer explained it has been a matter of Bioverse taking advantage of opportunities.

“We’re well above budget numbers, and I do think part of it is we are at the right place at the right time,” he said. “As the government makes more restrictions on the chemicals that can be used in water, it drives more business to a company like ours because all of our products are natural and environmentally safe.”

While Bioverse is celebrating their one-year mark in Worthington, it is still looking toward the future.

“In the next few years we would like to build a new building in the Bioscience Park, so by our three-year anniversary we would like to be in our own building,” Thuringer said.

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Erin Trester
Erin Trester is the crime and city reporter for the Daily Globe. She's a native of Lewiston, MN, but moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college and obtained her bachelor's degree in Communications. She started at the Western New York Catholic Newspaper as a reporter in Buffalo, but in October 2013 she returned to her home state to start with the Daily Globe. Most of her spare time is taken up by her 13-year-old thoroughbred named Faith, but some of her other hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 
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