GRAINLAND Cooperative and Minier Cooperative Grain Company
Merges grain elevators in Armington,
Emden, El Paso, Eureka, Minier, and Secor
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[July 17, 2014]
MINIER - The shareholders of GRAINLAND
Cooperative and Minier Cooperative Grain Company approved a merger
of company operations effective Aug. 1, 2014.
The newly formed company will continue business under the name
GRAINLAND Cooperative. Jeff Brooks will be the general manager
and Keith Swigart will be the merchandising manager.
Each company has been an established presence in their
respective area for over 100 years. In 1999, Farmers Grain
Cooperative of Eureka merged with Secor Elevator Company to form
GRAINLAND Cooperative. The new company maintained three
locations and over 10 million bushels of storage capacity with
rail loading capability at its Eureka, Illinois location.
Minier Cooperative Grain Company merged with Emden Farmers Grain
Co in 2007 and continued business as Minier Cooperative Grain
Company. This transaction resulted in a rail loading location at
Emden, Illinois for a total of three locations and over 10
million bushels of storage capacity.
“Combining two strong cooperatives will result in even greater
financial strength to protect the interests of members and
patrons,” Brooks said. “This move will also provide a
broader-based operation to better meet future needs and
requirements of our patrons and allow for more efficient use of
facilities, equipment, and personnel.”
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GRAINLAND Cooperative will have six locations with 21 million
bushels of storage capacity. The locations, all located in Illinois,
are Eureka, Secor, El Paso, Minier, Emden, and Armington.
The corporate office address is: 101 N Main, PO Box 650, Minier, IL
61759. Brooks and Swigart can be reached at 309-392-2424.
[Text received; LINDA TRIMPE, MINIER
COOP GRAIN CO.]