Gavilon Grain Announces Greenfield Project in Northwest Illinois

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State-of-the-art grain facility will serve area producers by fall of 2012

 

Omaha, Neb. (Mar. 7, 2012) Gavilon Grain, LLC today announced plans to construct a 2.2-million-bushel, slip-form concrete grain elevator with an additional 2 million bushels of bunker storage capacity near Nora, Illinois. The new facility will feature an 8,300-foot loop track with shuttle loading capabilities of up to 80,000 bushels per hour, accessing the CN mainline with BNSF interchange near Dubuque, Iowa.

 

“We look forward to serving farmers in northwestern Illinois and southern Wisconsin,” said Marv Hachmeister, vice president and general manager of Gavilon Grain’s east region. “The Nora facility will complement our Dubuque, Iowa, and Wisconsin operations, providing area producers an alternate delivery point that leverages our transportation network to efficiently deliver grain to destination markets.”

 

The Nora facility will purchase grain from the 2012 harvest and is expected to be fully operational by the fall of this year. The state-of-the-art facility will be located off of Highway 78 between Nora and Warren, Illinois. A merchandising team will be on-site by midsummer to meet with area producers to bid on corn and soybeans.

 

About Gavilon Grain, LLC

Gavilon Grain, LLC is a subsidiary of The Gavilon Group, LLC. The Gavilon Group, LLC is a leading commodity management firm, connecting producers and consumers of feed, food and fuel through its global supply chain network. Gavilon leverages its strategic partnerships and more than 300 facilities and regional offices worldwide to link agricultural and energy supply with demand. The company provides origination, storage and handling, transportation and logistics, marketing and distribution, and risk management services to tens of thousands of customers each year.

 

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Gavilon employs 2,000 people around the world and is ranked America’s 19th largest private company by Forbes. For more information, please visit www.gavilon.com.