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Locus Fermentation Solutions Named One Of The 2019 Best Employers In Ohio

By March 18, 2019November 7th, 2019No Comments

Locus Fermentation Solutions Named One Of The 2019 Best Employers In Ohio

“Probiotic”-based start-up develops chemical alternative solutions in dynamic work environment 

SOLON, Ohio (March 19, 2019) 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. The company joins an exclusive list of only 40 other companies in the state receiving the award, which was created by the Ohio SHRM State Council, Crain’s Cleveland Business and Best Companies Group.

Locus FS’ innovative work has attracted international talent and created a passionate and culturally-diverse work environment—factors that led to the 2019 Best Employers in Ohio recognition. The statewide survey and award program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment that benefit the state’s economy, workforce and businesses.

“We take pride in creating a unique, fulfilling culture fueled by innovation and disruption—a workplace with creative freedom and a variety of employee growth opportunities,” said Andrew Lefkowitz, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Locus Fermentation Solutions.

Started based on the founders’ expertise in probiotics, Locus FS utilizes the power of microorganisms to create tailored solutions that successfully address global problems. The company’s world-class science team—comprised of scientists from seven countries—designed microbrewery-type fermentation technology to produce low-cost, non-GMO “probiotic”-based products that increase productivity, while reducing users’ environmental impact, including reductions in greenhouse gases. The approach has led to commercialization of proven products in oil and gas and agriculture.

“Our solutions consistently outperform chemical-based competitors, meaning companies can utilize green solutions at lower costs, with greater efficacy—ultimately improving profits and sustainability,” Lefkowitz said.

Final rankings for the 2019 Best Employers in Ohio will be announced in May. To learn more about Locus FS, including current operating companies, solutions and employment opportunities, visit


About Locus Fermentation Solutions

Founded by probiotic experts, Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS) utilizes the power of microorganisms to create tailored solutions that successfully address global problems—including climate change, sustainable growing, agricultural productivity, skin diseases, water contamination, safe oil production and more. The company’s world-class team of scientists from seven countries designed unique microbrewery-type fermenters to produce low-cost, “probiotic”-based products that increase productivity, while reducing environmental impact. The green solutions are safer and more effective than chemicals and can easily be customized to address any challenge. Once proven to economically enhance profits, the environmentally-friendly and easily-adoptable products are commercialized under industry-specific operating companies. Currently, Locus FS accelerates technologies for use in the agriculture (soil “probiotics” that increase crop yields and reduce carbon footprints) under Locus Agricultural Solutions, and in oil & gas (well maintenance and enhanced oil recovery treatments that increase production in declining wells and improve worker safety) under Locus Bio-Energy Solutions—with additional operating companies in development.