About Us - Calf Hutch

We continue to innovate so your calves and business thrive.

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Locations in both Canada and U.S.A.

Agri-Plastics was founded in 1995. It began when the VanBuuren Family, dairy farmers at first, saw a need for calf housing and decided to grow a business literally in a backyard shed of their Ontario farm. The Agri-Plastics EXL Calf Hutch was the first product that was developed and produced by the VanBuuren’s. Soon to follow were additional calf hutches and accessories, all detailed with features that benefit both the calf and the dairy farmer.
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As the business grew, the VanBuuren family decided to enlarge their operations to a plant in Grassie, Ontario. With over 100,000 square feet of production and warehouse space, the Ontario plant features:
• 8 Rotational Molding Stations
• 1 Robotic Trimming cell
• 1 Pulverizer
• 5 shipping bays
By having a larger production facility, the company was able to produce more calf housing products that were shipping not just to Canada, but to the United States, Europe, Asia, Mexico, Middle East and South America.
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In 2018, a second production facility in Sidney, Nebraska was built. By having a distribution plant in the western U.S., Agri-Plastics was able to meet higher production demands, as well as getting product out to the customers faster. The Sidney, Nebraska plant is 159,000 square feet. This facility features:
• 8 Rotational Molding Stations
• State-of the-art powder dispensing system
• 3 Robotic Trimming Cells
• In-house recycling program
• 5 shipping bays

Protect your valuable calves with the world's toughest hutches

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The VanBuurens know first-hand the challenges involved in raising healthy dairy calves. As third-generation dairymen they began experimenting with hutch designs to provide a healthier, more comfortable environment for calves while improving efficiencies for their business. In 1995, they founded Agri-Plastics to provide local dairy farmers with a better option for housing and caring for the next generation of milkers.
Over the years, Agri-Plastics listened and learned as other producers talked about their own calf housing challenges. And they responded with game-changing innovations that have since become industry standards. 
Today, Agri-Plastics hutches are prized the world over for their unique durability, efficiency and ease of use. But at the heart of it all is a family true to its roots, delivering proven calf housing systems for dairy farmers, by dairy farmers.
We understand the value of your calves, and we’re dedicated to helping you shelter your investment.

Meet our Leadership

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Darren VanBuuren
Owner/CEO

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Sue VanBuuren
Director of Finance & Administration

Meet Our Canada Team

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Kyle VanBuuren
Operations Manager

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Paul Prekup
Sales Manager

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Lydia Poidevin
Accounting

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Anita Janssens
Customer Service

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Paul Prekup
Sales Manager

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Michelle Carlisle
Shipping/Inventory

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Halen Hall
Quality Control Manager

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Tom Pickering
Production Manager

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Garry Penney
Plant Manager

Meet Our International Team

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Noel Kelly
Creva International CEO

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Hanna Kavaleva
Business Development

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Rónán Gleeson
Sales Manager

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Francesco Guidicatti
Agri-Plastics, Italy

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Gerwin Meesters
Agri-Plastics, Netherlands

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Gerard van der Horst
Agri-Plastics, Netherlands

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Wojtek Szwarc
Agri-Plastics, Poland

Meet Our U.S.A. Team

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Skip Wiswell
Sales Manager

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Steve Bartlam
Sales Manager

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Bob Catt
Customer Service

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Stacy Rosenbaum
Shipping Coordinator

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Michelle Beier
Marketing

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