Landmark Services Cooperative has received the final approval necessary to build a shuttle loading grain elevator in Fall River. Their request for a conditional use permit was approved unanimously by the Columbia County Planning & Zoning Committee at their meeting on June 4th.
Groundbreaking for the new facility is scheduled for June 24th. This new state-of-the-art grain facility will be the second of its kind to be built in the state of Wisconsin. The first grain shuttle loading facility in Wisconsin is in Evansville, and is also owned by Landmark Services Cooperative.
The new facility will sit on approximately 188 acres and will have storage for up to 4.6 million bushels of grain. Space for up to 125 rail cars will be included at the site which will move 15-25 million bushels of grain annually. Completion of the new facility is expected in August 2014.
By the year 2050 the world's population is expected to exceed 9.8 billion people. Growers, producers and community members along with Landmark Services Cooperative have the opportunity to be a part of a local solution with a global reach, to help feed the world. This new grain shuttle is one step forward to providing the resources needed to help fill the growing demand.
"We're excited to bring this new facility to the area," states Bob Carlson, chief executive officer of Landmark Services Cooperative. "This will give our customers a strong advantage in the marketplace to market their grain for the best prices possible, and we look forward to helping them do just that."
Landmark Services Cooperative is a member-owned cooperative business dedicated to providing both rural and urban customers the highest quality products and services. For 80 years, Landmark has been providing agronomy, energy, animal nutrition, grain, retail and transportation products and services to its more than 15,000 members in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Employing nearly 500 people in rural areas and reaching sales in excess of $570 million, Landmark provides the benefits of volume buying and access to state-of-the-art technology to its members while maintaining a hands-on, customer service-oriented approach in each of the communities we serve. For more information, visit www.landmark.coop or call 1-800-236-3276.