Nate Clemmer was in the backyard of his new house five years ago when he came to a realization. “The house is adjacent to a creek,” he said. “One day, I was out pushing my spreader putting down fertilizer. It hit me that there was no question a part of what I was spreading would go into that creek. So I stopped and decided to look for alternatives.
Clemmer knows the fertilizer industry well. He is president of SynaTek Soultions, an 18-year-old Souderton company that specializes in products and technologies used by the golf, landscape, agriculture and ice melt industries, writes John George in the Philadelphia Business Journal.
That journey eventually led to a new line of products for SynaTek.
The name of the body of water he wanted to protect — Branch Creek — is also the name of a new SynaTek brand launched this year. Branch Creek is focused on marketing environmentally friendly fertilizers and products for lawns, commercial and government properties, and athletic fields and facilities including golf courses.
“We will still sell synthetic products and we will do it unapologetically,” Clemmer said. “But as a company, we can’t not recognize new technology and a better way of doing things.”
With Branch Creek, he said, he can “bridge the gap” between synthetic and organic products used to control weeds and improve crop yields.
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