Hattiesburg INC 500 company continues to 'grow'

Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. is hosting a two-day training seminar in Hattiesburg.
Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. is hosting a two-day training seminar in Hattiesburg.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Dozens of people from around the world are in Hattiesburg, learning more about an award-winning agribusiness product developed by an INC 500 company in the Hub City.

About 70 people, mostly from the U.S. and Latin America, are attending a biannual training seminar at the Lake Terrace Convention Center for Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc.

It makes SumaGrow, an organic-based product which is used in place of traditional fertilizers to increase crop yields.

Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. recently made INC Magazine's list of top 500 companies for the 2nd year in a row. It was ranked as the second fastest growing private company in Mississippi and the fourth fastest growing private manufacturing firm in the U.S.

"A lot of people want to come and meet the staff face-to-face, not just a phone call, they want to see the factory, get the nickel tour," said Lou Elwell, CEO of Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. "And a lot of it is the ability to talk to other people that are doing similar things in other parts of the world," he said.

"For me, it's always good to keep updated and learn what's new and basically, hear other people, what they've done," said Vikash Deepak, a licensee with Earthcare International in Latin America.

"We are working internationally, so there are so many countries that are in need and need this product and need something that's going to change the development of their crops," said Karen Molina, another licensee with Earthcare International in California.

Company representatives also recently presented SumaGrow technology at a preliminary event in New Jersey for the Solve for X (SFX) "moonshot" project sponsored by Google.