Wilbur-Ellis Co.    



345 California St., 27th Fl.

San Francisco, CA 94104-2644

United States

(415) 772-4000

(415) 772-4011

Company description

Wilbur-Ellis is an international company specializing in the marketing, distribution, and formulation of agricultural products. They are known worldwide for their ability to recognize and react quickly and successfully to emerging trends in the marketplace, to serve their customers, and to provide expert distribution of products form their manufacturing principles. Brayton Wilbur, SR. and Floyd Ellis founded Wilbur-Ellis in 1921 as a fish-oil supplier. Since then Wilbur-Ellis has become a distributor for major agricultural chemical manufacturer and formulates certain chemicals under their own private label. Currently, Wilbur-Ellis is managed by Brayton Wilbur, JR. and is one of the largest agricultural product distributors in the United States. In 1931, Connell Brothers became a wholly owned subsidiary of Wilbur-Ellis. Wilbur-Ellis and Connell Brothers integrated their resources and their expertise to sell animal feed in international markets, especially the Pacific Rim. Together, they have been able to successfully penetrate and increase their market share in a highly competitive industry. Connell Brothers handles international sales in Asia and Africa. Wilbur-Ellis showed a 25 percent sales growth in 1998. Their major competition comes from Agrium, Agway, and Transammonia.

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News and information about Wilbur-Ellis Co.

Washington Records
The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA); May 12, 2017; 700+ words
...et al., restitution of premises.R.C. Schwartz & Associates Inc. v. Lee Woehl et al., restitution of premises.Wilbur-Ellis Co. L.L.C. v. Paul L. Bidle, complaint for recovery on past due promissory note, injunctive relief and repleven...
Wilbur-Ellis Opens Fertilizer Facility
Feedstuffs; October 19, 2015; 305 words
Wilbur-Ellis Co. has opened a new 22,000-ton dry fertilizer storage and blending facility in Moses Lake, Wash., representing a multimillion...
The Buyside; Agriculture Acquirers Feed on Crop Protection
Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealmaker's Journal; October 1, 2015; 574 words
...the top reasons strategic buyers use acquisitions for growth in the agriculture business, which is what family-owned Wilbur-Ellis Co. of San Francisco has been doing. Since 2014, the supplier has acquired aerial sprayer Aero Spray Services Inc. and...
Governor Brown Announces Appointments Sept. 18, 2015
States News Service; September 18, 2015; 700+ words
...Association, Yuba-Sutter Fair Board of Directors, where he has served since 2001. Johl has been a pest control advisor at Wilbur-Ellis Co. since 1992. He was a pest control advisor at the Puregro Company from 1975 to 1992. This position does not require Senate...
Pet Food Suit Centers on False Labeling
Feedstuffs; June 1, 2015; 614 words
...facilities prior to May 2014 were, in fact, mislabeled," the letter continued. In a May 19 legal update, Blue Buffalo added Wilbur-Ellis Co. and Diversified Ingredients Inc. as third-party defendants, noting that they were the former ingredient suppliers...
Wilbur-Ellis Opens Colorado Office
Feedstuffs; January 26, 2015; 397 words
WILBUR-ELLIS Co. announced the opening of its new Agribusiness Division location in Denver, Colo. The new facility will host key personnel...
Week Ahead
The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA); January 25, 2015; 493 words
...CONVENTIONSDelcreek Productions Inc. Inland Northwest RV Show and Sale - Today, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 5,000 attendees.Wilbur-Ellis Co. Annual Professional Markets Seminar - Wednesday and Thursday, Spokane Convention Center, 500 attendees.ON THE WEB...
Wilbur-Ellis Co. Relocates Its Agribusiness Operations from California to Denver, CO
Agri Marketing; January 1, 2015; 339 words
Wilbur-Ellis Co. relocates its Agribusiness operations from California to Denver, CO. "The move puts us in the middle of our entire operating...

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Industry information

NAICS codes 
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are used to classify businesses for the purpose of collecting statistical data related to the U.S. economy. NAICS codes have been assigned to international companies to help organize all companies by type of activity.  

Primary: 424910 - Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

115112 - Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating

423840 - Industrial Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

424690 - Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers


SIC codes 
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes classify establishments by their primary type of activity. SIC codes are a U.S. Census Bureau system but can apply to international companies.  

Primary: 5191 - Farm Supplies industry report

0721 - Crop Planting, Cultivating, and Protecting industry report

5085 - Industrial Supplies industry report

5169 - Chemicals and Allied Products, NEC industry report