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United Western Coop and Heartland Coop (IA) to Merge

Date Posted: August 26, 2014

The Board of Directors and management of United Western Coop (UWC), Missouri Valley, IA are pleased to announce it has completed a merger with Heartland Co-op, West Des Moines, IA, effective September 1, 2014.

The terms of the merger provides the member-owners of UWC an influx of capital for new infrastructure, rolling stock, and customer service support.

The employees of UWC will become employees of Heartland Co-op.

Milo Ruffcorn will represent the new district, District K, on the Heartland Co-op Board of Directors.

Trent Sprecker has been named Regional Operations Manager.

Chris Russmann will serve as the Agronomy Sales Manager for this region.

Tom Hauschel, CEO for Heartland Co-op will continue as CEO for the new organization which will be headquartered in West Des Moines, IA.

Heartland Co-op ( has corporate offices located in West Des Moines, Iowa and consists of a total of 71 locations in Iowa.

The organization serves more than 5,500 members with operations in grain handling and marketing, fertilizer and application, agriculture chemicals and application, livestock feed and processing, agriculture energy products, and propane.

For more information, call 515-225-1334.

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