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Michigan Agricultural Commodities (MAC) to Add 4.5 Million Bushels of Storage Capacity at Eight Facilities Across State

Date Posted: March 15, 2013

Lansing, MI—Michigan Agricultural Commodities (MAC) has announced their largest expansion program of Michigan Grain Facilities to date.

The addition is expected to total 4,525,000 bushels of storage capacity while taking place at MAC’s 8 existing facilities across the state of Michigan.

Amongst these locations, total storage capacity will amount to just under 43 million bushels.

The two largest MAC facilities, Breckenridge and Middleton, are both adding 1,460,000 bushels of storage space.

These two locations will see their receiving, drying and transferring capabilities improve as a result of this expansion.

MAC Breckenridge, with a total of 15,260,000 bushels of storage space is MAC’s largest, as well as the largest grain facility in the State of Michigan.

To weigh the increasing number of double trailers, MAC Newaygo will add 470,000 bushels of storage space along with a new 12 x 90 truck scales.

Improvements are also being made to eliminate bottlenecking at their receiving pits.

The facility in Marlette is adding a 295,000 bushel bin and a 225,000 bushel bin and is looking to expand grain receiving capabilities in the near future.

In efforts to enhance space for wet corn, MAC Brown City will add a 145,000 bushels bin.

MAC is also in the process of purchasing a parcel of land adjacent to the Brown City facility where a 470,000 bushel bin is being considered for construction this year.

A 500,000 bushel bin will be added at LAC Tupperville, a wholly owned subsidiary of MAC located in Ontario, Canada.

The company’s expansion projects have been fueled by the increasing grain production of Michigan farmers.

According to MAC President Dave Geers, “Over the past decade, production has steadily been increasing. It is our mission at MAC to continually provide our loyal customers with services they deserve.”

MAC is a privately held corporation, which buys, sells, and stores agricultural commodities throughout the United States and Canada.

Today, MAC is Michigan's largest grain handler with 8 elevators, 43,000,000 bushels of storage and 110 employees.

Facility ownership, trading offices and international connections give MAC uncommon flexibility with unique opportunities.

For more information, call 517-627-0200.

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