The 2009 Inc. 500: The Top Green Companies

Alltech, green companies
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Alltech, Lexington, Kentucky, No. 3597

Dr. Pearse Lyons, who founded Alltech in 1980, thinks highly of animal health, especially that of livestock. That's why he started Alltech, a manufacturer of natural ingredients for use in animal, alcohol, and food production, mainly animal feed supplements. Lyons’ goal is for Alltech to be Kentucky’s third “super-brand”—after Kentucky Fried Chicken and Muhammad Ali.

--Margaret Dodge