Atlanta-based Beck's Hybrids is continuing a significant growth spurt and giving the state's biosciences sector a boost in the process. The company is progressing on a $60 million biotechnology “mega-center” expansion at its Hamilton County headquarters. Earlier this week, Beck's also received plan commission approval from the city of Effingham, Illinois for a proposed distribution and research operation. Vice President Scott Beck says the current business climate gives privately-held Beck's a lot of “traction.” Beck says an Ohio project is set to be complete in April and the work in Illinois will require additional funding approvals before it's “fully realized.”

He says the company has been on a steady, 40-year pace of double digit annual sales growth.

Beck says one noticeable shift over the last three-to-four years has been the addition of new employees. He says half the company's workers have been with Beck's 3 1/2 years or less.

Beck’s Hybrids FARMserver Lead Jim Schertzer will be on Inside INdiana Business Television this week to discuss growing concern among farmers and large corporations over crop data and the use of drones.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

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