Gavilon Fertilizer, LLC Announces Expansion Project in Sauget

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Expanded Facility Will Load Multiple Products onto a Single Unit Train

 

Savannah, Ga. (Feb. 5, 2010) – Gavilon Fertilizer, LLC today announced plans to expand its fertilizer operation in Sauget, Illinois. Construction of the 19,000-ton fertilizer storage building is expected to be completed in the fall of 2010. Plans also include the installation of high-speed bulk-fertilizer handling equipment and rail configuration to accommodate the loading of 110-car unit trains.

 

“We are pleased to be expanding and upgrading our fertilizer facility,” commented Brian Harlander, president of Gavilon Fertilizer. “Upon completion, Sauget will be the first bulk-fertilizer facility in the United States capable of loading multiple products onto a single unit train, providing increased flexibility for our distribution network and supporting our ability to help customers manage inventory price risk over multiple products.”

 

The Sauget facility currently has 25,000 tons of storage capacity and distributes bulk fertilizer by truck and rail. The facility is served by all Class I railroads, including BNSF, CSXT and Union Pacific. The expanded facility will have 44,000 tons of storage capacity.

 

About Gavilon Fertilizer, LLC
Gavilon Fertilizer, LLC, is a subsidiary of The Gavilon Group, LLC. The Gavilon Group, LLC provides essential services in the physical distribution, trading, merchandising and risk management of raw materials and value-added products moving through the global supply chain of grain, feed ingredients, fertilizers and energy products. For more information, please visit www.gavilon.com.