Hintzsche Fertilizer was founded in 1962 and began business by selling pellet feed to local livestock producers near Maple Park, Ill. The company diversified and began making and selling fluid suspension fertilizer and specialized application equipment. The company built additional fertilizer plants in DeKalb and Kirkland, Ill. Hintzsche added grain storage to its capabilities and purchased storage elevators at Waterman and Hinckley, Ill. The company acquired several regional oil companies and expanded into petroleum sales. Hintzsche Fertilizer s focus also includes helping customers with risk management marketing and exploring opportunities in specialty crops. A family owned business, the company s activities are concentrated in north-central Illinois.