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GROWMARK announces completion of Casey, Illinois, fertilizer storage facility

Published on 20 February 2012

GROWMARK, Inc. announced the completion of a dry and liquid plant food storage facility located in Casey, Illinois. The facility has finished storage capacity for 24,000 tons of dry fertilizer and 10,000 tons of nitrogen solution. Total Grain Marketing will provide daily operating services.

The facility has unit train receiving capabilities and is located on the CSXT railroad. On-site blending of dry fertilizer is available, meaning retailers can take the product directly from the terminal to the farm.

The liquid fertilizer terminal is fully automated and features around-the-clock load out capabilities. The facility’s location on the CSXT allows for nitrogen solution to be sourced from a number of points on the U.S. East Coast.

“The facility is state-of-the-art in its design and functionality. Our ability to capture freight economies of scale will allow us to reach an extended distance from Casey to serve the entire retail distribution network,” said Rod Wells, GROWMARK Plant Food Division manager.

GROWMARK, Inc. is a regional cooperative providing agriculture-related products and services, as well as grain marketing in the Midwest and Ontario, Canada.

Crop inputs and related services are also marketed to farmers in the northeastern U.S. and by GROWMARK subsidiaries. GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives, in activities with more than 250,000 customers. More information is available at www.growmark.comFG

—AgPR press release