CHS Inc. has purchased Western Co-op Transport Association headquartered in Montevideo, Minn.

"This acquisition strengthens our position in core markets and will allow us to expand our transportation and logistics services to create additional value for our owners and customers," says Patrick Hessini, CHS vice president, transportation and distribution.

CHS is a leading farmer-owned cooperative in North America and a global energy, grains and foods company.

Western Co-op Transport Association specializes in bulk liquid transport of products such as petroleum, propane, ethanol and liquid crop nutrients. Western serves markets in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. 

Dispatch and routing operations will move to the CHS dispatch office in Rosemount, Minn. The Montevideo facility will remain in operation as a CHS-owned fleet service center. CHS will begin serving customer accounts immediately.

CHS (www.chstransportation.com) is an industry-leading transportation and logistics service provider with one of the nation's largest truck fleets and operations throughout the U.S. and Canada.