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Landmark Services Coop. to Break Ground For New Shuttle Loader Elevator in Fall River, WI on June 24

Date Posted: June 11, 2013

Cottage Grove, WI—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."

For more information, call 608-251-9010.

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