PowerRich was formed in 1984, as a family owned business. The original name of the company was PowerRich Plant Food Ltd. It was formed solely to handle a soil amendment product that was obtained from a U.S company under liscense. It was an adjunct to another family owned company that sold water soluble fertilizer. This liscensed product was felt to have a beneficial effect for the soil types found on the northern plains. The market of the company has been the areas that have these soil types, the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, N.E. British Columbia, and the northern plain states of the United States.
The company has had a number of partners through the years, but now is soley family owned. 1989 saw the development of a granular fertilizer product, which contained the liscensed product, plus the addition of granular micronutrients. PowerRich was a pioneer in the introduction of granular micronutrients for fertilizer in Canada. 1989 also saw the merger of the two product lines , the granular, and water soluble, and both now handled by PowerRich.