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MaxYield Cooperative Acquires Facilities

By Staff | Apr 5, 2016

WEST BEND Officials of MaxYield Cooperative announced late last week that the cooperative has signed an agreement to purchase eight facilities in Iowa from The Andersons, Inc.

“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our presence in an area already served by MaxYield,” stated Howard Haas, MaxYield Cooperative board chairman. “MaxYield currently has facilities in 17 rural communities and has 1,700 members, many of which will have increased access to grain, agricultural inputs and services as a result of this transaction.”

Locations purchased from The Andersons include a joint LP Gas location in Royal and Spirit Lake, along with grain and agronomy locations in Everly, Spencer, Milford, Langdon, Greenville, Superior and Gruver.

“We have referenced performance issues in our western grain assets during several recent investor calls. We anticipate this sale will improve our prospects and provide a pathway to profitability for this area of our business,” said The Andersons CEO Pat Bowe. “We believe MaxYield will capably continue to serve the needs of the growers in this region and make good use of these assets in Iowa.”

The Andersons acquired the eight grain and agronomy locations as a part of its 2012 acquisition from Green Plains Grain Company. The Tennessee assets acquired during that same transaction will remain a part of The Andersons. This transaction does not divest or otherwise involve The Andersons’ ethanol facility or recently-acquired Nutra-Flo facilities in Iowa.

About MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative is a member-owned, fully diversified agricultural cooperative founded in 1915 and is headquartered in West Bend, IA. The cooperative has 17 locations and three Cenex convenience stores in Iowa. MaxYield also provides grain origination and accounting services for two Iowa feed mills. For more information, visit MaxYield online at www.MaxYieldCoop.com.

About The Andersons, Inc.

Founded in Maumee, Ohio, in 1947, The Andersons is a diversified company rooted in agriculture conducting business across North America in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient and rail sectors. The Company also has a consumer retailing presence.