Your Story. Made Here.: Biodyne Midwest

December 30th, 2014

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Your Story. Made Here.: Biodyne Midwest

By Melissa Long - 21Alive
By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

December 30, 2014 Updated Dec 30, 2014 at 9:49 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - Nature is a very complex and powerful thing. One local company is harnessing that power to benefit the environment. It’s product is amazing and does amazing things. Here’s this week’s Your Story. Made Here.

Think about everything it takes to support human life. We grow food, we eat it and our bodies use it. In the modern world, we use fuel and other chemicals to improve and enhance our lives. Most of what we do creates a by-product and sometimes…that hurts the environment. That’s where Biodyne Midwest comes in. They cultivate beneficial micro-organisms:

Gil Farley says: “Everything from cleaning up contaminated soil from old gas stations that have leaky fuel tanks, things like that to wastewater treatment, whether it be your city wastewater or a restaurant grease trap to a person’s septic tank. Then we have an agricultural line of products where we have beneficial microbes that can help the plant’s root zone, make a stronger plant, a healthier plant and thereby increase yields and flower and fruit production. And we also have a great composting product that works as an agricultural field stubble digester as well.”

The microbes are isolated in their lab in Sarasota, Florida and then are brought to Ft. Wayne where they are developed into a high count liquid innoculant. The product is then distributed all over the country.

The Ft. Wayne location started very small about 2 years ago.

Gil Farley says: “We started with one employee and you’re looking at him. And quickly went to 3 and now we’re up to 6 so it’s expanding and will continue to do so.”

That’s because the market for these little Pacman-like products that eat bad things is growing. Farley says Biodyne Midwest has filled a void in the marketplace.

Farley says: “People want to get away from chemicals, people want to get away from pesticides, people want to get away from strong fertilizers and chemicals with regard to agriculture. So we feel like we’re positioned nicely as regards to that growth and we really do have a best in class product when it comes to a solution for some of these problems.”

And Farley is also enthusiastic about being located in Ft. Wayne.

Farley says: "We love Ft. Wayne. Fort Wayne is a great community and we’re excited about the business opportunity in Ft. Wayne. That’s why we incorporated the name 'Midwest' in our name. We are Biodyne Midwest, because I think Midwest brings a certain amount of friendliness, hometown value. That’s really what we are about in our core. We think we’re good people we’re in business to help the environment and build strong relationships as we grow our business. We’re proud to be from Ft. Wayne and help Ft. Wayne succeed.”

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