The National Swine Registry will move to a new office building the third weekend of October, although it will remain in West Lafayette, Ind. The new building is an 8,000-square-foot facility that will meet the needs of the growing NSR staff and programs.
"Our current building, in addition to having maintenance problems, is no longer big enough," says Darrell Anderson, NSR chief executive officer.
The current NSR office building was built by the American Shetland Pony Club in 1956. It was then purchased by the American Yorkshire Club.
When Anderson started as AYC cheif executive officer in 1987, the organization had nine employees. Mergers with the Hampshire Swine Registry and United Duroc Swine Registry occurred in 1994 to form NSR, and in 1998, the American Landrace Association joined. Since the merger and addition of new programs, including the National Junior Swine Association, the department of Genetics and Technical Services, staff has increased to a current 14, plus three field representatives, along with to two employees of the American Berkshire Association, which leases space in the 5,000-square-foot building.
The AYC still owns the current building, and has leased it to the NSR since its formation. The AYC also purchased the new building. Although the current building has not sold, its site outside of town on the busy U.S. Highway 52 makes it an attractive location, and it has been considered by banks, restaurants and other drive-through businesses.
"On behalf of the entire staff of the NSR, I would like to express appreciation to the American Yorkshire Club board members for their decision to purchase the new office building, and their continued support of the staff and our work," Anderson notes.
The National Swine Registry’s new address will be 2639 Yeager Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906. The mailing address, P.O. Box 2417, the phone number, (765) 463-3594, and the fax number (765) 497-2959 will stay the same.