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The #2 fastest growing private manufacturing company in the United States sits right here in the Hub City.

Bio Soil Enhancers, Incorporated ranked second on the 2013 500 List of Fastest Growing Private US Companies for Manufacturing, and it's #1 in the state.

"Well it's a great privilege for us to say that we are a #2 company, and being a Mississippi owned and local company here that we've had such tremendous growth over the past three years to be able to receive this type of recognition is just awesome," Executive Vice President Chuck Grantham said.

He explained the company's sales increased over 4,000% in the last three years and said credit is due to the small staff who makes it possible.

Grantham says the company began fewer than 10 years ago with a goal in providing healthy food for the growing world.

"Because of the explosion in populations worldwide, we have to produce more and more food, and we have to have healthy food to feed the world," Grantham said.

Their product, SumaGrow, enhances plant growth and reduces fertilization costs because the microbes in their product use a lot of the nutrients that are already in the soil that are not being otherwise utilized.

Co-developer and Director of Research and Development Dr. Lalithakumari Janarthanam said it is eco-friendly and helpful from the smallest farms to the largest.

"This is a long-term goal for Bio Soil Enhancers to construct a product which is useful for all the farmers, not only in our country, also across the world," she said.

They provide better farms in 40 worldwide countries to be exact, according to Grantham.

He said he believes SumaGrow has enough sustainability to continue to see growth into the next decade.

"Rather than being the sole blending and operations here in hattiesburg, we will be building blending plants worldwide in a number of different countries so we can have product available to those farmers in those countries when they need it," he Grantham said.

He said he expects to see blending plants in at least 30 countries in the next 10 years.

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