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All Points part of new train loading elevator construction

All Points Cooperative of Gothenburg, CHS Agri-Service Center of Holdrege, and Farmers Cooperative Grain Company of Merna plan to jointly build a shuttle train loading elevator.

Officials said the elevator will be built on the BSNF rail line and serve grain farmers of Custer County.

Construction of the state-of-the-art facility is likely to begin this spring and take 12-14 months to complete.

“This initiative will provide a grain outlet with increased speed and space to enhance the service our area growers have been accustomed to receiving from these three co-ops,” said All Points CEO Ed Foster.

Anytime local producers can expand their footprints in grain, the president and CEO of Farmers Cooperative Grain Co. Kenny Wallace said the opportunity needs to be viewed as a positive for the area.

“An opportunity to work with our neighboring co-ops on projects that add value for our customers is very exciting,” said Don Lien, general manager of CHS Agri-Service Center. “Today the global market is asking for the commodities we raise here in Nebraska and there is no better way to meet that demand than through the cooperative system.”

CHS Inc. is a Fortune 100 company owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives, along with thousands of stockholders across the United States.