Gavilon Announces Plans to Buy Grain in Joliet, Illinois

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New Joliet facility to buy corn, soybeans and wheat this harvest


Omaha, Neb. (Oct. 4, 2011) Gavilon Grain, LLC today announced plans to buy corn, soybeans and wheat from Joliet area producers this harvest. The new grain and ingredient transload facility, located three miles north of Union Pacific’s intermodal terminal, is capable of loading up to 100 containers per day and unloading both truck and barge. Operations at the Joliet facility commenced in July 2011.


Grain purchases are handled from the company’s headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. Producers interested in cash bid information should call Jeremy Frandson at (888) 428-8723 or Tony Zaweski at (713) 496-3929. The facility is located at 1955 Patterson Road, Lot No. 6, in Joliet, Illinois. Location and cash bid information can also be found on the Joliet web page at


About Gavilon Grain, LLC

Gavilon Grain, LLC is a subsidiary of The Gavilon Group, LLC. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, 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’s history dates back to 1874, when Peavey Company built its first grain facility. In 1982, Peavey was acquired by ConAgra Foods, Inc. and later became part of ConAgra Trade Group. In 2008, a group of investors, led by Ospraie Management, LLC, formed Gavilon and acquired ConAgra Trade Group, enabling the newly formed, privately held company to focus on growing its commodity business. In 2010, Gavilon acquired the DeBruce Companies, significantly expanding the company’s agricultural operations. Today, Gavilon leverages its strategic partnerships and more than 300 facilities and regional offices worldwide to link agricultural and energy supply with increasing global 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 and employs 1,900 people around the world. For more information, please visit