DEGESCH America, Inc. (DAI)
was founded in 1977 and is the United States arm of German based
Detia Freyberg. Our corporate headquarters and production facility
are situated in the Shenandoah Valley town of Weyers Cave, Virginia.
This facility opened on March 15, 1979 and is the only producer
of aluminum phosphide (Phostoxin®) and magnesium phosphide
(Magtoxin®) fumigants in the United States.
DAI is the leader in specialized product packaging
for the fumigation industry. Products such as Tablet Prepac, Tablet
Rope and Magtoxin® Prepac Spot Fumigant are manufactured by
DAI at our Weyers Cave, VA location. Fumi-Cel®,
Fumi-Strip®, Magtoxin® Granules and Detia® Fumex are
manufactured at other DEGESCH facilities.
DAI has pioneered the development of in-transit
shipboard, railcar and barge fumigations and is the developer
of efficient modern techniques such as the patented J-System®
for land and shipboard use, the Degesch Phosphine Generator and
the Degesch Catalytic Adsorption Unit.
DAI maintains twenty-four (24) hour emergency
assistance personnel located in Weyers Cave, VA and its regional
divisions who can be contacted through Chemtrec. Chemtrec is a
non-profit organization whose responsibility is to provide, in
emergency situations, direct contact with a knowledgeable person
that can aid personnel at the scene of the incident with the expertise
to minimize the disaster. DAI also participates
in the RMPDC program that provides medical assistance to those
in need of emergency medical information regarding metal phosphide
RMPDC is a provider of product and drug safety call
center services to industry providing Adverse Event Processing
and Medical Information Services Their multi-disciplinary staff
of dedicated healthcare professionals includes toxicologists,
pharmacists, nurses, physicians, veterinarians and certified veterinary