CHS acquires Winona River & Rail
January 28, 2009
by Eric Schroeder
ST. PAUL, MINN. — CHS Inc. has completed its acquisition of Winona River & Rail, Inc., a subsidiary of Rosen's Diversified, Inc., Fairmont, Minn. According to CHS, the acquisition will strengthen its Midwest and upper Mississippi river crop nutrients position through improved storage capacity and rail access.
As part of the acquisition CHS has obtained approximately 90,000 tons of dry fertilizer storage capacity, a dedicated river dock, and a 65-car railroad track capacity. The facility will be re-identified as CHS Winona River & Rail.
"We are very excited about adding Winona River & Rail to our crop nutrients business," said Cheryl Schmura, vice-president, crop nutrients for CHS. "These assets are well-positioned in an area of key, strategic market importance and the company’s talented workforce has a strong customer focus that has earned it solid business relationships."
Ms. Schmura said the Winona River & Rail acquisition is one of many planned infrastructure improvements to better serve CHS wholesale crop nutrients customers.