Gavilon buys five grain facilities

by Eric Schroeder
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OMAHA — Gavilon Grain, L.L.C. has acquired five grain elevators in the Rio Grande Valley area of South Texas with combined upright storage capacity of 5.4 million bus. Gavilon said it will use the facilities to store and handle yellow corn, sorghum and soybeans purchased from area farmers.

“We look forward to serving producers from Willacy, Cameron and Hidalgo counties and will work hard to earn their business,” said Cris Brown, director of South Texas and Mexico, North American Grain, at Gavilon. “The South Texas operations will complement Gavilon’s 15 facilities in Texas and Mexico, which supply grain to area feedlots and animal processors.”

The acquisition includes the purchase of elevators in Harlingen, Raymondville, Sebastian and San Perlita, Texas, from Willacy Co-op and one facility in Progreso Lakes, Texas, that was previously leased by Willacy Co-op.

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