Greenville Cooperative’s merger with United Cooperative was recently overwhelmingly approved, with more than 92% members voting for the proposed merger.
“I’m pleased the Greenville Cooperative members were able to see the vision of their board of directors and management and support this merger, said Mark Schleiss, general manager of Greenville Cooperative. “Changes in both the economy and agriculture had put increased demands on our cooperative’s efforts to provide needed products, services, expertise, facilities and equipment for members’ growing needs. Being a part of United Cooperative will give our members greater financial strength for their investment.”
The business merger takes effect April 1, 2017. “Our business focus is to retain and protect member equity, grow the cooperative’s business and provide needed expertise through trained and talented employees,” United Cooperative president and chief executive officer David Cramer said, adding that United Cooperative strives to be a preferred supplier in the core product areas of feed, energy, grain and agronomy for both producers and consumers.
Formed in 1931, Greenville Cooperative is a consumer cooperative specializing in energy, agronomy grain and feed products and services and had sales of $14.2 million for the fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2016.
Formed in 1936, United Cooperative is a full-service cooperative offering feed, grain, agronomy and energy products and services to Wisconsin farmers and consumers. Its unaudited sales in 2016 were $632 million. United Cooperative has locations in Auroraville, Baraboo, Beaver Dam, Coleman, Deerfield, Denmark, Gresham, Hartford, Hillsboro, Horicon, Hustisford, Johnson Creek, Kendall, Mayville, Oconto Falls, Ontario, Oshkosh, Pickett, Poynette, Prairie du Sac, Pulaski, Reedsburg, Ripon, Rock Springs, Sauk City, Shawano, South Beaver Dam, Westfield, Wilton, Wonewoc and Wyocena, Wis.