Gavilon Expands Jamestown Operation with Addition of Fertilizer Facility

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New Warehouse Will Leverage Efficiencies of Existing Grain Network

Omaha, Neb. (June 3, 2009) – The Gavilon Group, LLC announced today plans to build a 40,000-ton fertilizer storage facility in Jamestown, N.D. The fertilizer storage facility will be constructed adjacent to Gavilon’s current state-of-the-art grain elevator that has high-speed, high-capacity, 110-car unit loading capabilities. The new fertilizer storage facility will leverage the existing land and rail infrastructure to expand its wholesale fertilizer distribution in North Dakota.

“The addition of a new fertilizer facility in Jamestown expands on the strength of our grain network, which has served area producers for more than 20 years,” said Rich Welding, site manager at the Jamestown facility.

“By adding fertilizer storage capacity to the existing facility, we can leverage efficiencies in operations and customer service to meet the needs of the local agriculture community,” said Ron Woods who leads sales distribution for fertilizer’s northern territory.

In recent years, the upper Midwest has experienced tremendous growth in agriculture production, leading to increased demand for fertilizer inputs. Plans for the new facility include high-speed, 110-car unit train unloading and blending capabilities for the primary fertilizer inputs of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Construction of the new facility is scheduled to begin in June 2009, with an expected completion date of Spring 2010.

About The Gavilon Group, LLC
Gavilon Fertilizer, LLC and Gavilon Grain, LLC are subsidiaries 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