UGS underestimated the demand for grain as well. Nielsen explains: “We felt that if we could continue to load 30 to 40 trains by the third or fourth year of the project, we’d be ecstatic; we hoped to load 20 in the first year; but, here we are a few months into it and we already have 18 trains sold so we think we’ll easily surpass our original projections.”
UGS is on pace to handle 30 million bushels in 2013.
“UGS has been receiving a lot of positive feedback,” explains UGS director of operations Jason Tews. “We’re providing exactly what the customer needs: securing better prices and, in turn, giving back to producers. UGS isn’t just a place to deliver grain — it’s a more personal experience — it’s our goal to make them feel welcome and let them know we appreciate their business. At UGS the producers are our No. 1 priority.”