MAUMEE, OHIO — The Andersons, Inc. will open its newly constructed 3.8-million-bu elevator in Custer county in Nebraska in time for the 2012 harvest.

“Opening the largest elevator in Custer county, with both train and truck loading capabilities, puts us in a great position to serve the local agricultural community,” said Mike Anderson, chief executive officer. “While we realize this year’s crop is challenged due to the drought, we believe the accessibility we provide to a variety of outlets, as well as our many services will provide added value to area farmers during this year and well into the future.”

This is the first elevator The Andersons has built in Nebraska. It is located on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.

“We have been fortunate to develop good working relationships with community leaders and residents in this area,” said Dawn Betancourt, vice-president for The Andersons Grain Group’s Western Region. “We look forward to a future that strengthens both this progressive agricultural community as well as our company’s position in Nebraska.”

With the addition of the elevator located near the communities of Anselmo and Broken Bow, The Andersons Grain Group now has capacity of nearly 113 million bus throughout Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Nebraska.