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Cargill sells Martinsburg feed mill to Risser Grain

Published on 30 August, 2013, Last updated at 10:54 GMT
Cargill sells Martinsburg feed mill to Risser Grain

Cargill today announced it has sold its Martinsburg, Pa.-based feed mill and grain elevator to Holtwood, Pa.-based Risser Grain, LLC.

Under the terms of the agreement, Risser Grain is acquiring the property and assets such as feed machinery and feed mill equipment. The sale was closed today.

Cargill acquired the Martinsburg facility in January 2013 upon securing the winning bid to acquire the feed mill assets of Pennfield Corporation in a bankruptcy proceeding.

Concurrent with the sale, Risser is entering into an agreement with New Enterprise, Pa.-based Key State Ag Service, LLC. Under this agreement, Key State will shift its retail agriculture business operations from New Enterprise to the Martinsburg facility, and will manufacture feed products for Cargill from the new location. Risser will operate the grain elevator portion of the facility. All full-time employees affected were offered positions with Key State Ag Service.

"After acquiring the Pennfield operations, it was important for us to sort through and understand the long-term needs of this marketplace. We wanted to ensure that we partnered with an organization that could provide Cargill and its customers the grain banking solutions that are needed," said Rob Sheffer, group director of Cargill Feed & Nutrition United States.

"In the end, we are pleased that we are selling the operation to a respected organization that has a track record of long-term success in grain banking and feed manufacturing. This facility will continue to be an important partner for Cargill to provide solutions into the Martinsburg community."


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