American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) is a diversified specialty chemical company that focuses on the development, manufacturing, and marketing of agricultural and commercial products. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.
American Vanguard Corporation operates primarily through its subsidiary, AMVAC Chemical Corporation, which offers a broad range of products and services for the agricultural industry. These include crop protection products such as insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fumigants, as well as soil fumigants, plant growth regulators, and precision application technologies. The company’s products target various pests and diseases affecting major crops like corn, cotton, soybeans, potatoes, and specialty crops.
In addition to its agricultural offerings, American Vanguard Corporation also produces and markets products for non-agricultural markets, such as pest control, turf and ornamental, and public health applications. These include products for the control of insects, rodents, and weeds, as well as chemicals used in water treatment and other industrial applications.
American Vanguard Corporation operates manufacturing facilities in the United States and has a global presence through its subsidiaries, joint ventures, and distribution agreements. The company is committed to research and development, aiming to create innovative and sustainable solutions to address the challenges faced by the agricultural and specialty chemical industries.