Frontier Cooperative and Central Plains Milling have entered into a merger agreement to combine their production facilities and sales teams. The agreement will be effective by March 2016.
Representatives of Frontier Cooperative Co., which has been serving local producers with grain, agronomy, energy, and livestock, feed needs for more than 100 years and Central Plains Milling (CPM) which a regional livestock feed manufacturer, Howells, announce that they have entered into a merger agreement in feed manufacturing, effective March 1, 2016. “These two companies are highly competitive and innovative, and we are very happy to announce that we will be combining our production facilities and sales teams,” says Russ Vering, CPM owner. “We are excited to bring this news to you and are confident that it will bring great success to the CPM and Frontier Cooperative brands.”
According to the merge agreement, the mill in Howells is built for high volume, speed, and efficiency, while the mill in Columbus is designed for small batches and pelleting capabilities. “We plan to use these mills in ways that will enrich customers’ experience with our company. Our commitment to quality and service will be our focus, and we hope to make your experience with our sales team and production staff positive,” says Randy Robeson, General Manager, Frontier Coop.
It is stated that Howells mill will manufacture high-volume feeds for cattle, swine and poultry while Columbus mill will manufacture, mash swine, mineral, pellets, and texturized feeds; and it will have capabilities for bulk, bagging, and boxing. The mill will be updated to computerized batching and better feed management software for billing and order entry. Also it will update its bagger for higher volume production.
The companies said they are confident as customer service will not be interrupted or reduced by this merger. There will not be changes to products or services that customers are accustomed to, the companies announced.