Gavilon Acquires Silica Grain in Central Kansas

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Omaha, Neb. (SEPT. 15, 2014) Gavilon Grain, LLC today announced it has acquired a 981,000-bushel grain facility in Silica, Kansas. The Silica facility primarily handles wheat, corn, milo and soybeans, with 60-car shipping capabilities on the Kansas-Oklahoma railroad.

“Kansas grain continues to drive demand by our commercial food industry customers that want high quality wheat,” said Mike Barrett, regional vice president of North American Grain. “We look forward to extending our storage, marketing, cross-country trading and risk management capabilities offered in Wichita and Abilene to our customers and producers in central Kansas. Our local expertise is backed by Gavilon’s strong global network.”

The Silica facility is Gavilon’s third grain elevator in Kansas, located 100 miles southwest of its shuttle facility in Abilene and 100 miles northwest of the company’s largest grain elevator in Wichita. For information about Silica cash bids or other business inquiries, please contact Neil Schwemmer, area manager, at 316.522.4871.

About Gavilon Grain, LLC

The Gavilon Group, LLC connects producers and consumers of feed, food and fuel, linking agricultural supply with demand through its global supply chain network. The company provides origination, storage and handling, transportation and logistics, marketing and distribution, and risk management services to customers and suppliers across the globe.

Headquartered in Omaha, Neb., Gavilon employs 2,000 people at nearly 300 facilities and offices worldwide. For more information, please visit