Agway undergoing $15 million expansion in north Baton Rouge _lowres

Rendering provided by AGWAY SYSTEMS -- Agway Systems is about to complete the first phase of a $15 million expansion of its North Baton Rouge warehouse facilities. Once the work is completed in July 2016, the company will have nearly 1 million square feet of covered space.

Agway Systems, a local industrial warehousing and transportation company, is wrapping up the first phase of a nearly $15 million expansion of its north Baton Rouge facilities.

The work will add 400,000 square feet of storage to Agway’s operations, giving the company nearly 1 million square feet of warehouse space in its operations at 12959 Ronaldson Road, said Max Luna, director of sales and marketing for Agway. The first phase should be finished by September, and the second phase is expected to be completed by July.

“All of our space is full because business has been good,” Luna said.

Half of the new space will be air-conditioned and insulated. A Canadian National railway line that services Agway’s property is being extended to the new space to allow for transloading and distribution, Luna said.

Agway primarily stores general, nonhazardous material for the petrochemical industry, such as plastic pellets and rubber. Companies bring the products to Agway’s warehouses and break them down into smaller packages for use in industries.

Agway has been in business since 1970. The company has 43 employees and 43 more contract workers who help during busy times. The company is owned and operated by the Aguillard family.