A Solon company has found a way to make crops — and oil wells — more productive. How? Microorganisms. And Locus Fermentation Solutions doesn’t plan to stop with agriculture and energy. The company is doing research in a lot of areas, and it’s already filed for about 150 patents, said Andy Lefkowitz, co-founder, chairman and CEO. He sees potential in areas as varied as skin care and wastewater treatment.
After less than five years in business, Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS), a Northeast Ohio biotech company, has been honored as one of the 2019 Best Employers in Ohio. Headquartered in the Cleveland suburb of Solon, Locus FS is gaining rapid recognition for its innovative approach of using environmentally-friendly yet highly effective “probiotic”-based solutions to reduce chemical usage in top global industries.