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The Agurban

#618 – What’s in a Name?

Jan 17, 2017


What’s in a Name?

We occasionally get questions about our name – Agracel. This week we are sharing a bit of history on Agracel, our origins, and how our name came about.

Established in 1986 by John M. “Jack” Schultz, Agracel, Inc. humbly began as a farmland investment company. When looking to name the firm, two words kept surfacing: Agriculture and Excel. Thus our name was born (Agriculture + Excel = Agracel). As the years passed Agracel’s core focus turned from farm ground to industrial development in rural America.
Though our days of farmland investments are over, we have chosen to retain the Agracel name. We believe firmly in the principals set forth by our agricultural heritage. The name Agracel ties us to the land and the good things that farmers stand for. Excellence not only in agriculture, but in everything they do.

These principals have allowed Agracel to grow by leaps and bounds over the past 30 years. Today, Team Agracel has developed over 13 million sf of industrial space in 18 states.