Gavilon Grain to Acquire Arkansas River Grain Operation

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Gavilon will purchase grain from central Arkansas producers this harvest


Omaha, Neb. (Aug. 16, 2010) – Gavilon Grain, LLC today announced it will acquire an Arkansas River grain operation from Pine Bluff Port Terminal, Inc. in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Upon completion of the sale, Gavilon will purchase soybeans, corn, wheat and rice from area producers this harvest.


“We are looking forward to establishing new relationships and serving central Arkansas producers,” said Matt Gibson, senior director of merchandising and operations of Gavilon Grain. “The Pine Bluff barge facility will be our first Arkansas operation in our network of grain facilities across the U.S. and will complement our Catoosa, Oklahoma facility, which is also located on the Arkansas River.”


The grain facility is located at 509 Island Harbor Marina Road in Pine Bluff. The current facility superintendent, Kevin Storz, will continue to manage the facility following the sale. Area producers are encouraged to contact Storz for grain bids at (870) 535-6464.


About Gavilon Grain, LLC

Gavilon Grain, LLC is a subsidiary of The Gavilon Group, LLC. Gavilon operates the fifth largest grain merchandising operation and is a leading feed ingredient platform in the United States. The company’s grain operations include sourcing, storage, handling and distribution of corn, wheat, soybeans and specialty grains to food manufacturers, livestock producers, poultry processors, soybean processors and ethanol producers. Gavilon utilizes its logistical expertise in truck, rail, container, barge and vessel shipments to serve a global customer base.


The Gavilon Group, LLC provides essential commodities and related 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