Beck’s announced the purchase of the former Syngenta seed production facility in Paris, Ill., for the use of corn production and processing. The fully operational site in Edgar County will provide Beck’s with seed processing capabilities, additional warehousing and expanded bulk storage.
The facility features a recently remodeled tower, 400,000 units of drying capacity, 300,000 units of bulk storage capacity, and 71,000 square feet of warehousing. In the first year of operation, the facility will be utilized for warehousing, seed storage, and bulk management. No seed corn production, drying or processing is planned for 2016. Beck’s now has facilities at Effingham and Paris plus five other permanent locations in Illinois, including production, processing and distribution facilities in Allerton, El Paso, Neoga, and Pontiac, as well as a Practical Farm Research (PFR) site in Downs.
“Because of the demand for Beck’s products last year and in the current sales year, Illinois is our number one growth state,” said Sonny Beck, CEO of Beck’s. “We’re pleased to add this location to better serve our growing family of customers.”
Beck’s management says it offers the world’s most diverse access to genetics and traits through their lineup of high yielding corn, soybeans and wheat.