Atlanta-based Beck's Hybrids has purchased a plant in Iowa. The company says the former DuPont Pioneer production facility will be used for seed processing, sales and support.
July 31, 2014
Atlanta, Indiana — Beck's is pleased to announce the purchase of the former DuPont Pioneer production facility located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The 62-acre, fully operational site in Henry County will provide Beck's with seed processing capabilities, expanded warehouse space, as well as sales and agronomic support.
“We're excited to bring the Beck's culture to Iowa farmers through the acquisition of the Mount Pleasant facility,” said Scott Beck, vice president of Beck's Hybrids. “As a family-owned seed company, serving farmers is not only our job, but a passion that drives us each day. The purchase of the Mount Pleasant facility is a reflection of our commitment to Iowa farmers and our dedication to providing them with the best choices in genetics and traits.”
Located off U.S. 34, the Mount Pleasant facility is an ideal location to serve farmer needs throughout the state. The facility features more than 105,000 square feet of warehouses, 500,000 bushels of bulk storage capacity, three double-pass dryers, several offices, and machinery storage. As Beck's continues to grow, employees will be hired to fill needs at the facility.
“We are very pleased to welcome Beck's to Mount Pleasant,” stated Steve Brimhall, Mayor of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. “As America's largest family-owned, retail seed company, Beck's commitment to farmers and local communities is a perfect fit for southeast Iowa.”
Beck's has been testing and evaluating corn hybrids in Iowa in order to now supply farmers with high yielding products that are designed for their soils. Through their extensive and rigorous selection process, Beck's has produced some new and impressive corn, soybean and wheat products. In addition to the Mount Pleasant facility, Beck's also has a corn breeding and research facility near Marshalltown, Iowa. In 2014, Beck's is testing about 3,000 hybrids at 11 locations in Iowa.
“More and more farmers are relying on Beck's for their seed needs,” explains Sonny Beck, president of Beck's. “As we deepen our roots in Iowa, our dealers and seed advisors are dedicated to providing farmers with localized service. It is just another way that we are continuing our mission to provide our customers with the best in seed quality, field performance, and service.”
Source: Beck's Hybrids