GRAINLAND Cooperative and Minier
Cooperative Grain Company
Merges grain elevators in Armington, Emden, El
Paso, Eureka, Minier, and Secor
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[July 18, 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
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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
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.]