CHS, MKC to build Kansas shuttle facility

CHS, MKC to build Kansas shuttle facility

FARMER-owned cooperatives CHS and Mid-Kansas Cooperative (MKC) announced March 6 plans to build and operate a high-speed shuttle loading facility in Canton, Kan.

The two organizations will form a limited liability company to manage the operation.

Construction is expected to begin this spring and be completed in roughly 12 months. Located on a site owned by MKC, the facility will load 110-car shuttle trains bound for export facilities in the Pacific Northwest, the Gulf Coast and Mexico.

Featuring on-site storage of more than 3 million bu., the facility will be served by the Union Pacific rail line.

Grain marketing services for the facility will be handled by Team Marketing Alliance, a limited liability company wholly owned by four Kansas cooperatives, including MKC, that operate 48 country elevator facilities. The alliance handles origination, merchandising, logistics, accounting and e-commerce for the parent companies.

MKC operates in 11 central Kansas counties and serves more than 4,800 members. CHS is the nation's largest farmer-owned cooperative.

 

Volume:85 Issue:10

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