Gavilon Acquires Five Grain Facilities in South Texas

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Omaha, Neb. (June 27, 2013) Gavilon Grain, LLC today announced that it has acquired five grain elevators in the Rio Grande Valley area of South Texas with combined upright storage capacity of 5.4 million bushels. Gavilon will utilize the facilities for the storage and handling of yellow corn, sorghum and soybeans purchased from area farmers.

“We look forward to serving producers from Willacy, Cameron and Hidalgo counties and will work hard to earn their business,” said Cris Brown, director of South Texas and Mexico, North American Grain, at Gavilon. “The South Texas operations will complement Gavilon’s 15 facilities in Texas and Mexico which supply grain to area feedlots and animal processors.”

The acquisition includes the purchase of elevators in Harlingen, Raymondville, Sebastian and San Perlita, Texas, from Willacy Co-op and one facility in Progreso Lakes, Texas, that was previously leased by Willacy Co-op.

For business inquiries, please call Cesar Ramirez at the Progreso facility at (956) 565-2629.

About Gavilon Grain, LLC

Gavilon Grain, LLC is a subsidiary of The Gavilon Group, LLC. The Gavilon Group 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 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, Neb., Gavilon employs 2,000 people around the world and is ranked America’s 19th largest private company by Forbes. For more information, please visit